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Undergraduate Catalog 



2004-2005 




UNIVERSITY 



Towson University 
Academic Calendar 



Information about course offerings and registration is found online, http://students.towson.edu 



Fall Semester 2004 

Classes begin August 30 (M) 

Change of Schedule period begins August 30 (M) 

Labor Day — No classes September 6 (M) 

Change of Schedule period ends. Last day to 

drop a course with no grade posted to 

academic record. Last day to add a course. . . .September 8 (W) 

Last day to withdraw from first 7-week 

courses with a grade of W September 27 (M) 

Mid-semester and end of first 7-week courses .October 15 (F) 

Second 7-week courses begin October 18 (M) 

Last day to withdraw from full semester 

courses with a grade of W. Last day to change 

to or from Pass or Audit grading options November 10 (W) 

Last day to withdraw from second 7-week 

courses with a grade of W November 15 (M) 

Thanksgiving Holiday — No classes November 25 (R)-26(F) 

(Classes starting at 4 p.m. or later on 
Wednesday, November 24 will not be held.) 

Classes resume November 29 (M) 

Last day of classes (Last Saturday classes 

meet December 4.*) December 10 (F) 

Final examinations begin* December 1 1 (S) 

Last day of examinations and end of semester . .December 17 (F) 
(December 18 will be used in the event of 
inclement weather.) 

Commencement January 9 (SU) 



*Saturday exams will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting time on 
December 1 1. 



Minimester 2005 

Minimester begins January 3 (M) 

Minimester Change of Schedule period January 3-4 (M-T) 

Martin Luther King Day — No classes January 17 (M) 

Minmiester ends January 21 (F) 

Spring Semester 2005 

Spring classes begin January 26 (W) 

Change of Schedule period begms January 26 (W) 

Change of Schedule period ends. 

Last day to drop a course with no grade 

posted to academic record. Last day to 

add a course February 3 (R) 

Last day to withdraw from 

first 7-week courses with a grade of W February 23 (W) 

Mid-semester and end of first 7-week courses .March 15 (T) 

Second 7-week courses begin March 16 (W) 

Spring Break - No classes March 20-27 (SU-SU) 

(Saturday, March 19 classes will meet but 
Saturday, March 26 classes will not meet.) 

Classes resume March 28 (M) 

Last day to withdraw from full semester courses 

with a grade of W. Last day to change to or from 

Pass or Audit grading options April 6 (W) 

Last day to withdraw from second 7-week 

courses April 13 (W) 

Last day of classes 

(Last Saturday classes meet May 7.) May 12 (R) 

Final examinations begin May 13 (F) 

Last day of examinations and end of semester .May 19 (R) 

Commencement TBA 



The purpose of this catalog is to provide information about the university and existing resources and services and current curriculum 
programs, rules, regulations and policies. Catalog information is thus to be used as an informational guide and practical resource. 
The university, however, in its discretion and from time to time, may amend the information contained in this catalog by modifica- 
tion, deletions or additions to it. Accordingly, the catalog and information it contains do not constitute a contract. 

EMERGENCY CLOSING POLICY 

Announcements about schedule changes or cancellations will he broadcast over the following major radio and TV stations: WBAL 
(AM/1090), WCAO (AM/600), WMZQ (TM/98.7), WLW (hM/101.9), WTOP (TM/107.7),^WBAL-TV (11). WjZ-TV (13), 
WMAR-TV (2) and WRC-TV (4). Information will also be available by calling 410-704-NEWS or 410-704-2000. 



Table of Contents 



TOWSON UNIVERSITY 

Letter from the President ii 

The University 1 

University Curriculum 4 

Academic Regulations 23 

Undergraduate Planning Guide 29 

Undergraduate Admissions 31 

International Undergraduate Admissions 37 

Universin' Life 38 

Academic Resources 46 

Housing and Residence Life 50 

Expenses 51 

Financial Aid 55 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 60 

Accounting, Department of 63 

Business Administration Program 66 

Economics, Department of 69 

Finance, Department of 72 

Management, Department of 73 

Marketing and e-Business, Department of 76 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 80 

Early Childhood Education, Department of 83 

Elementary Education, Department of 86 

Reading, Special Education and Instructional Technology, Department of 88 

Secondary Education, Department of 94 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION 96 

Art, Department of 97 

Dance, Department of 103 

Electronic Media and Film, Department of 106 

Mass Communication and Communication Studies, Department of 109 

Music, Department of 115 

Theatre Arts, Department of 120 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS 123 

Allied Health Program 124 

Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies, Department of 125 

Health Science, Department of 128 

Kinesiology, Department of 132 

Nursing, Department of 136 

Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Department of 138 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 142 

Cultural Studies Program 143 

English, Department of 144 

Environmental Science and Studies Program 149 

Family Studies Program 151 

Geography and Environmental Planning, Department of 153 

Gerontology Program 157 

Histon', Department of 158 

Interdisciplinary Studies Program 160 

International Studies Program 171 

Law and American Civilization Program 177 

Metropolitan Studies Program 178 

Modern Languages, Department of 179 

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Department of 183 

Political Science, Department of 185 

Psychology, Department of 188 

Social Sciences Program 190 

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Department of 191 

Women's Studies, Department of 196 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 198 

Center for Science and Mathematics Education 199 

Interdisciplinary Studies 199 

Biological Sciences, Department of 200 

Chemistry, Depanment of 205 

Computer anci Information Sciences, Department of 208 

Environmental Science and Studies Program 214 

Mathematics, Department of 216 

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Program 220 

Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Department of 221 

Dual Degree Programs 226 

Pre-Professional Programs 230 

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS 233 

COLLEGE OF GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 236 

BOARDS, OFFICERS AND FACULTY 238 

APPENDICES 

A. Mission Statement/University Goals 260 

B. Maryland Higher Education Commission 262 

C. Residency Policy 266 

D. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 268 

E. Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 269 

F. Code of Conduct 269 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 281 

INDEX 346 

CAMPUS DIRECTORY 350 



Dear Student: 

Welcome to another year of learning and discovery, both in the classroom and 
beyond. Whether it is your first or last semester at Towson University, I urge you 
to embrace the many opportunities on and off campus for intellectual and 
personal development. 

Your college years are a time to explore the many different ways of learning that 
can shape and enrich your life and careers. Towson University faculty and staff 
are here to help explore and expand the choices of every student who joins the 
university community. 

During your time here, seize every opportunity to learn and to grow. Talk with 
your professors outside the classroom, engage in conversations with people of 
different backgrounds, attend arts performances, athletic events, and lectures by 
visiting scholars, and become active in at least one student organization. Retain a 
sharp focus on your academic subjects, but also remember that an important part 
of education and learning occurs beyond the classroom and computer screen. You 
should become part of the broader communities both on- and off-campus. 

I once saw this quote in a classroom: "Grasp even one small idea for the first 
time, and you have found a whole new world." Keep this in mind as you 
navigate your way through your college years. Make the most of what we have 
to offer at Towson University and you will be able to offer your best to the world. 




Sincerely, 

Robert L. Caret 
President 




The University 



Towson University. Maryland's Metropolitan University, is nationally recognized for 
its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health profes- 
sions, education, fine arts and computer science. The university is located in the suburban 
community of Towson, Maryland, just eight miles north of downtown Baltimore. 

Its beautifully landscaped 328-acre setting provides a pleasant environment for study 
and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of universit}- and community 
resources. Towson University enrolls and graduates more undergraduate students from the 
region than any other institution. 



The University 



fflSTORY 

The institution known today as Towson University opened its 
doors in 1866 in downtown Baltimore as the Maryland State 
Normal School — the only institution devoted exclusively to the 
preparation of teachers for the public schools of Maryland. The 
first class consisted of 11 students. 

In 1915 the school moved to Towson. By 1935, it established the 
Bachelor of Science degree in education and changed its name to 
Maryland State Teachers College at Towson. In 1946 it introduced 
an arts and sciences program, and in 1963 the institution expand- 
ed its offerings in the arts and sciences and became Towson State 
College. 

Towson was granted university status on July 1, 1976, in recog- 
nition of its development into a comprehensive university. In 1988 
Towson State University joined the University System of Maryland. 
On July 1, 1997, Towson State University became Towson 
University, a change that reflects its evolution from a state- 
supported to a state-assisted institution. As of May 2003, the uni- 
versity has graduated 96,151 students, 12,162 of them having 
received advanced degrees. 

Enrollment for the 2003 fall semester was 12,051 full-time 
undergraduates, 1,930 part-time undergraduates, and 3,207 grad- 
uate students. 

PHILOSOPHY OF LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION 
AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY 

Excellence at Towson Universit)' begins with its commitment to a 
sound liberal arts education for every student. All students explore 
the historical development and interrelationships among the four 
central areas of knowledge (fine arts, humanities, science and math- 
ematics, and social and behavioral sciences), and how each of them 
addresses the world, investigates, reaches conclusions, and presents 
findings — extending the reaches of human knowledge. The univer- 
sity helps all students develop a range of intellectual skills that will 
continue to enrich and shape their lives long after their formal edu- 
cation has ended. 

COLLEGES 

Students choose their programs of study from the university's aca- 
demic colleges: the College of Business and Economics, the College 
of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the 
College of Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, and the 
College of Science and Mathematics. All undergraduate programs 
within each college are fully described in the Undergraduate 
Catalog. For information on the College of Graduate Education 
and Research, see the description in this catalog. 

FACULTY 

Towson University offers many opportunities for close student-fac- 
ulty contact and promotes a supportive environment that encour- 
ages exploration and personal growth. A student-faculty ratio of 
approximately 17:1 allows students to interact frequently with 
their professors. Eighty-five percent of the full-time faculty have 
earned the highest degree of academic preparation expected for 
their fields. On the merits of their expertise, the importance of their 
published works, and the honors they have received, many of the 
601 full-time instructors are recognized nationally and internation- 
ally. Small classes and the tradition that all instructors — including 
most full professors — teach introductory courses helps to enhance 
the strength of Towson's faculty — their dedication to excellent 
teaching. 



GOVERNANCE 

Towson University is a member of the University System of 
Maryland (USM), which comprises 11 campuses, about 70 centers 
and institutes and three research and public service institutes. 

A Board of Regents, consisting of 17 regents appointed by the 
governor, has oversight over the USM campuses and institutes. 

The president and his or her designees are responsible for the 
day-to-day governance of the university. The University Senate and 
its committees develop university policies and procedures, with the 
senate also serving in an advisory capacity to the university presi- 
dent. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION 

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student govern- 
mental body authorized by the administration of the university. 
The SGA consists of an executive branch, composed of a president, 
vice president, attorney general, and treasurer, and a legislative 
body called the Senate, composed of 18 students elected at large 
and two students appointed from the freshman class. The SGA 
Senate and its committees develop policies and procedures affecting 
students and student-run organizations. 

ACCREDITATION/ AFFILL\TION 

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the 
Maryland State Department of Education, The National Council 
for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National 
Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of 
Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, 
the Maryland State Board of Nursing, the National League for 
Nursing, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 
Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy 
Association (AOTA), Council on Academic Accreditation of the 
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AACSB 
International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of 
Business for both business and accounting programs, the American 
Chemical Society, the American Association for Health 
Education/National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher 
Education (AAHE/NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of 
Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Association of 
University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), and the 
Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing 
Sciences (CSAC). 

The university is a member of the American Council on 
Education, the American Association of State Colleges and 
Universities, and the Association of American Colleges. 

ASSESSMENT 

Assessment is the ongoing process of establishing clear, measurable 
expected outcomes of student learning; systematically gathering, 
analyzing and interpreting evidence to determine how well student 
performance matches those expectations, and using the resulting 
information to understand and improve student learning through- 
out Towson University. All Towson University activities that aim to 
deepen student learning — undergraduate and graduate courses and 
programs, co-curricular activities, student life programs, and the 
General Education curriculum — systematically assess learning out- 
comes. Because assessment is an integral part of the teaching- 
learning process, Towson students participate in a variety of assess- 
ment activities as part of their education experience. 

The University Assessment Council works closely with the 
Director of Assessment to oversee Towson University's assessment 
efforts. For more information on Towson's assessment program, 
contact the Director of Assessment, 410-704-2620. Information is 
also available online at www.towson.edu/assessment. 



The University 



PRIVACY RIGHTS OF STUDENTS 

Towson University is in compliance with the Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (aka Buckley 
Amendment). As such, it is the policy of the university ( 1 ) to per- 
mit students to inspect their academic records; (2) to limit disclo- 
sure to others of personally identifiable information from educa- 
tion records without students' prior written consent; and (3) to 
provide students the opportunity to seek correction of their educa- 
tion records where appropriate. 

A more complete description of the policy and the records con- 
sidered confidential may be found in Appendix D. 



POLICIES ON CRIME AWARENESS AND 
CAMPUS SECURITY 

An annual security report is prepared pursuant to Federal Public 
Law 101-542 ("The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 
1990"), now known as the Jeanne Clery Act. It contains important 
information regarding campus safety, the reporting and investigation 
of crimes, police services, sexual assault, sexual assault prevention 
programs, sexual offender registry and crime prevention programs. 
The report is available online at www.towson.edu/police. 



NON-DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION AND 
EMPLOYMENT 

Towson University is in compliance with federal and state regula- 
tions regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or 
other prohibited reason. For further information, contact the 
Towson University Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, 
410-704-2361, http://www.towson.edu/aa. 




University Curriculum 



University Curriculum 



CURRICULUM 

Towson University takes pride in the breadth and depth of its 
undergraduate academic programs. Students acquire a broad back- 
ground in the hberal arts and sciences based on the General 
Education (GenEd) requirements, upon which they build concen- 
trated study in one subject, their major field of study. They may 
select courses ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. 
This undergraduate foundation prepares them to take their place in 
the professional world or in graduate studies. 

The university's six undergraduate colleges — the College of 
Business and Economics, the College of Education, the College of 
Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Health Professions, 
the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science and 
Mathematics — offer more than 60 undergraduate majors leading 
to the baccalaureate degree. The university also offers specialized 
programs, including minors, concentrations, tracks, and double 
majors. 

DESIGr<JING YOUR COURSE OF STUDY 

Although many students enter the university fully aware of their 
academic and occupational goals, others have yet to select a field 
or program of specialization. Frequently, students change their 
majors several times over the course of their college careers. 
Students may explore the range of programs that interest them in 
several ways: 

• consulting with an adviser at the Academic Advising 
Center, Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 

• meeting with their assigned faculty adviser or with a faculty 
member whose field of study interests them 

• exploring career opportunities and vocational interests through 
the Counseling Center, Glen Esk, 410-704-2512 

• investigating career opportunities at the Career Center, 
410-704-2233 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 
Student Responsibility 

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the 
Undergraduate Catalog and to satisfy all published degree require- 
ments. Failure to do so does not provide a basis for exceptions to 
academic requirements or policies. It is expected that students will 
receive assistance from general academic and faculty advisers, but 
students must assume responsibility for completing published 
degree requirements. 

Students are also expected to be familiar with regulations per- 
taining to campus life and deportment, and to conduct themselves 
in a way that reflects well upon themselves and Towson University. 

Finally, students are expected to maintain communication with 
the university and to assure that their current addresses and tele- 
phone numbers are on file in Enrollment Services. 

Changes in Terminology 

Students use Towson Online Services to register for classes and 
track their academic progress. Please note that some academic 
terms used online and in the catalogs are interchangeable. For 
example: credits are referred to as Units; majors and minors are 
referred to as Academic Plans; concentrations and tracks are 
referred to as Academic Sub-Plans; and Cumulative Quality Point 
Average (CQPA) is referred to as Cumulative Grade Point Average 
(CGPA). 



Bachelor of Science 

Students must fulfill the following requirements to graduate with a 
Bachelor of Science degree: 

1. Completion of the online graduation application 
(http://onestop.towson.edu) according to the following dead- 
lines: 

• June graduates file by September 30 of the year prior to 
graduation. 

• August graduates file by March 30 of the year of gradua- 
tion. 

• December graduates file by May 30 of the year of gradua- 
tion. 

2. At least 120 earned credit hours 

3. The General Education (GenEd) requirements (see below) or, 
for pre-1996 catalogs, the GURs 

4. At least 32 credit hours (part of the 120 total credits required) 
of upper-level work (courses numbered 300+ and 400+); 
courses taken at two-year institutions cannot count as part of 
the 32 upper-level credit hours required. Courses from four- 
year institutions will transfer at the numerical level as they 
were taken at the transfer institution and may not be convert- 
ed to an equivalent TU number or level. 

5. Completion of Writing for a Liberal Education (ENGL 102) or 
its equivalent with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 

6. Completion of a major (a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
must be earned in all courses applied toward the major and, if 
applicable, minor) 

7. A cumulative quality point average (QPA) of at least 2.00 

8. Completion of at least 15 credit hours after formal matricula- 
tion as a degree candidate 

9. Completion of at least 30 credit hours in residence at Towson 
unless permission is granted in advance by the Academic 
Standards Committee to earn the credits at another institution 

The undergraduate records of all persons receiving a bachelor's 
degree are CLOSED 180 days following graduation. Any changes 
to the permanent record MUST be made within this period of time. 

Bachelor of Arts 

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree mirror those for 
the Bachelor of Science degree, but Bachelor of Arts candidates 
must also complete a foreign language through the intermediate 
(200) level (or the equivalent). See the Department of Modem 
Languages section in this catalog. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts 

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is available only to students who 
complete the major in Dance. The requirements for the Bachelor 
of Fine Arts degree are identical to those for a Bachelor of Science 
degree, but Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates must also fulfill the 
performance and studio requirements specified by the Department 
of Dance. 

Bachelor of Music 

The Bachelor of Music degree is available only to students who 
complete the major in Music. The requirements for the Bachelor of 
Music degree are identical to those for a Bachelor of Science degree, 
but Bachelor of Music candidates must also fulfill the performance 
and studio requirements specified by the Department of Music. 

Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies 

The Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies (BTPS) is avail- 
able only to students in specifically articulated programs between 
Towson University and area community colleges. The Chemical 
Dependency Counseling and Education major within the Health 
Science curriculum is a BTPS Program. 

NOTE: Students may not earn a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor 
of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, or Bachelor of 
Technical and Professional Studies degree simultaneously. 



University Curriculum 



CATALOG SELECTION 

Students must fulfill all degree requirements from a single catalog. 
They will be assigned the catalog in effect at the time of their for- 
mal admission to Towson University and will have 10 years to 
complete the requirements of that catalog in order to graduate. 

Students may request an alternate catalog under the following 
conditions: 

l.They may select the catalog in effect at the time of formal 
admission at their initial transferring institution, provided 10 years 
have not elapsed. Students may elect this option by completing the 
Catalog Selection Petition and submitting the form to the Academic 
Standards Committee for final approval. 

2. They may select a later catalog than the one assigned to them 
at the time of formal admission to Towson provided that the cho- 
sen catalog has not expired. The student will be required to com- 
plete the general degree requirements in effect for the selected cat- 
alog year. This will not alter the original transfer package/option 
received at the time of formal admission to Towson University. 
Students may elect this option with the signed approval of their 
major department chairperson on the Catalog Selection Petition. 
This form must be submitted to the Academic Standards 
Committee for final approval. 

These forms are available in the Enrollment Services Center, 
room 223. Students must see an academic adviser before submit- 
ting this form in order to determine the impact their catalog selec- 
tion may have on their degree requirements. Please note that any 
change in catalog may affect degree requirements and may negate 
previous advising. 

CATALOG EXTENSION 

The Academic Standards Committee authorizes Enrollment 
Services to grant a one-year extension to degree candidates who 
have been unable to meet the major or general degree requirements 
in effect at the time of their formal admission to Towson 

University. Students should use the Catalog Selection Petition to 
request an extension. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Higher education serves a higher purpose than simply providing 
basic occupational training. The General Education requirements 
are designed to help students gain essential intellectual skills and 
knowledge that will be important throughout their lives. 

These skills include successful speaking and writing, the gather- 
ing and evaluation of information, the appreciation of diverse 
points of view, and the ability to understand and formulate ideas 
and values. These skills will provide students with: 1) the flexibili- 
ty and resourcefulness required to adapt successfully to rapid 
social, economic and technological change, 2) the understanding 
and tolerance necessary for informed citizenship and social action, 
and 3) the interest and curiosity essential to the pursuit of learning 
throughout the whole of life. 

The requirements are grouped in two basic categories: I. Skills 
for Liberal Learning, and II. Contexts for Liberal Learning. The 
requirements acknowledge that skills for knowing and what is to 
be known are closely integrated. Category I emphasizes useful tools 
for gathering, evaluating, valuing and shaping information and 
ideas. Category II identifies social, historical, cultural and scientif- 
ic contexts wherein knowledge finds active meaning, and empha- 
sizes the need for understanding interdisciplinary relationships 
among the different ways of knowing. 



I. Skills for Liberal Learning 



Category I.A. 


Writing for a Liberal Education 


These courses 


explore ways of writing and thinking in the 


branches of knotvledge and of developing rhetorical strategies 


for successful college-level expository writing. 


One course is required in this categorv. A grade equivalent 


of 2.00 or high 


?r is required to fulfill the requirement. A grade 


of PS is acceptable provided the course is not required for the \ 


major or minor 


Courses in italics are honors courses. 


ENGL 102 


Writing for a Liberal Education 


ENGL 190 


Honors Writing Seminar 




Category I.B. 


Using Information Effectively 


Courses in this 


category focus on 1) gathering information from 


print, human and electronic sources, 2) critically evaluating \ 


information, 3) 


using it effectively in writing and speaking, and 


4) learning about the various approaches to information in dif- \ 


ferent branches 


of knowledge. 


One course is required in this category. Courses in italics are \ 


honors courses. 




ART 100 


Using Visual Information Effectively 


COMM 100 


Using Information Effectivey in Public 




Policy Debate 


cose 111 


Information and Technology for Business 


COSC112 


Honors Information and Technology for 




Business 


cose 119 


Using Information Effectively in the 




Computing Sciences 


DANC 220 


Using Information Effectively in Dance 


EMF 100 


Using Information Effectively in Electronic 




Media and Film 


ENGL 152 


Solving Literary Problems 


ENGL 153 


Honors Solving Literary Problems 


GEOG 230 


Understanding and Communicating 




Through Maps 


HIST 100 


Using Information Effectively in History 


IDHP 100 


Using Information Effectively: Wellness 


IDHPllO 


Information Utilization in the Health 




Professions 


IDNM 101 


Towson Transition: Using Information 




Effectively in Science 


INST 100 


Using Information Effectively: The World 




Today 


ISTC 201 


Using Information Effectively in Education 


ISTC 202 


Honors Using Information Effectively in 




Education 


LAST 100 


Latin America: Issues and Approaches 


MCOM 100 


Using Information Effectively in Mass 




Communication 


MUSC 100 


Information Gathering and Assessment in 




Music 


OCTH211 


Philosophy of Occupational Therapy 


PHIL 102 


Using Information Effectively in Philosophy 


POSC 100 


Using Information Effectively: 




Understanding Political Systems 


PSYC 100 


Using Information Effectively in Psychology 


SOCI 100 


Using Information Effectively in Social 




Sciences 


THEA 125 


Script Analysis 


THE A 126 


Honors Script Analysis 



University Curriculum 



Category l.C. 


College Mathematics 


Courses in this 


category treat concepts and skills in the inathe- 


matical sciences 


at the level of college algebra and above. Thev 


emphasize both 


theoretical foundations and problem-solving 


applications. 




One course is 


required in this category. Courses in italics are 


honors courses. 




ECON 205 


Statistics for Business and Economics I 


MATH 105 


Mathematical Ideas 


MATH 106 


Introduction to Contemporary 




Mathematics 


MATH 111 


Algebra for Applications 


MATH 115 


Basic Mathematics for the Sciences 


MATH 119 


Pre-Calculus 


MATH 205 


Mathematical Concepts and Structures II 


MATH 207 


Quantitative and Geometric Reasoning 


MATH 211 


Calculus for Applications 


MATH 231 


Basic Statistics 


MATH 233 


Honors Basic Statistics 


MATH 237 


Elementary Biostatistics 


MATH 263 


Discrete Mathematics 


MATH 273 


Calculus 


MATH 274 


Calculus II 


MATH 275 


Calculus III 


MATH 283 


Honors Calculus I 


MATH 284 


Honors Calculus U 


MATH 293 


Honors Seminar in Mathematics 


PSYC2I2 


Behavioral Statistics 



Category I.D. Advanced Composition 

Courses in this category address 1) the discourse models and 
practices important to a specific discipline and 2) the techniques 
of formatting, reporting, validation and documentation required 
to write successfully within the discipline. 

One course is required in this category. A grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher is required to fulfill this requirement 



ANTH 401 


Anthropological Theory 


ART 351 


Writing About Art 


BIOL 381 


Biological Literature 


CHEM 301 


Professional Ethics for Scientists 


DANC 321 


History of Dance 


ECED 422 


Writing Techniques for Teachers in Early 




Childhood Education 


ECON 323 


Comparative Economic Systems 


ECON 325 


Economic Development 


ECON 333 


Economics of Poverty and Discrimination 


EDUC 301 


Writing and Communication Skills for 




Teachers 


ELED 320 


Foundations of Writing and Other 




Language Arts 


EMF 363 


History of Film 


EMF 377 


Broadcast/Film Writing 


ENGL 310 


Writing Argument 


ENGL 313 


Academic Essav 


ENGL 315 


The Literary Essay 


ENGL 316 


Writing About Literature 


ENGL 317 


Writing for Business and Industry 


ENGL 318 


Advanced Informational Writing 


FMST 485 


Writing and Research Methods in Family 




Studies 


FREN 410 


Writing About Literature 


GEOG 383 


Natural Resources and Society: 




A Geographic Perspective 


HIST 300 


Introduction to Historical Study 


HLTH 315 


Curriculum and Planning 


KNES 351 


Philosophy: The Sport Experience 


KNES 353 


Sport and Society 



Category I.D. 


(continued) 


KNES 357 


Sports in Film 


KNES 417 


Organization and Administration of Athletic 




Training 


KNES 469 


Research Methods in Exercise Science 


MCOM 356 


Feature Writing 


MCOM 357 


Public Relations Writing 


MUSC 302 


History of Music II 


NURS 433 


Professional Nursing III: Issues 


OCTH 430 


Research Methods in Occupational Therapy 


PHIL 460-469 


Writing Seminar in Philosophical Studies 


PSYC 314 


Research Methods in Psychology 


SOCI 300 


Sociological Analysis 


SPPA417 


Technical Writing in the Clinical Process 


THEA 307 


Theories of Theatre 


WMST 333 


Women's Words, Women's Lives 


WRIT 312 


History of Science 


WRIT 354 


Writing for Criminal Justice 


WRIT 375 


Public Administration 



Category I.E. Creativity and Creative Development 

Courses in this category involve students in a specific creative 
activity, emphasizing symbolic, affective and imaginative ways 
of knowing. They reflect current scholarship in the field, provide 
reference to theoretical frameworks and methods, and explore 
the critical standards central to the genre or medium. 

One course is required in this category. Courses in italics are 
honors courses. 

ART 102 Design for Non-Art Majors 

ART 106 Drawing for Non-Art Majors 

ART 107 Ceramics for Non-Art Majors 

ART 109 Sculpture for Non-Art Majors 

ART 113 Painting for Non-Art Majors 

ART 117 Printmaking for Non-Art Majors 

ART 118 Jewelry for Non-Art Majors 

ART 126 Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors 

ART 146 Honors Drawing for Non-Art Majors 

COSC 109 Computers and Creativity 

C05C 225 Honors Introduction to LEGO Robotics 

DANC 235 Dance Composition I 

ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing 

ENGL 311 Writing Poetry 

ENGL 312 Writing Fiction 

ENGL 332 Honors Writing Fiction 

IDEA 203 Creativity in the Fine Arts 

THEA 101 Acting r 

THEA 102 Honors Acting I 

THEA 142 Introduction to Theatre Design 

THEA 231 Mime and Physical Theatre Techniques 

THEA 353 Costume Design 



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n. Contexts for Liberal Learning 



Category ILA.l. 


Scientific Inquiry 


These courses help students understand the quantitative and pre- 


dictive nature of the natural sciences as well as the nature of the 


scientific method. 


In addition, they explore the historical devel- 


opment and the structural nature of the subject. 


Two courses, one of which must include a lab, are required in 


two separate disciplines or two sequential courses in one disci- 


pline (sequential courses are distinguished by I and II in the title 


and are marked in the following list with a superscript 1 or 2); 


in all Category II 


requirements, no more than three courses in 


one discipline may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in italics 


are honors courses. 


ASTR 161 


General Astronomy I 


BIOl 105 


Environmental Biology* 


BIOL 110 


Contemporary General Biology 


BIOL 112 


Honors Contemporary General Biology 


BIOL 115 


Biological Science I 


BIOL 201' 


Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics 


BIOL 202= 


Biology II: Introduction to Ecology, 




Evolution and Behavior 


BIOL 203 


Honors Biology I: Cellular Biology and 




Genetics 


CHEM 100 


Chemistry for Non-Scientists* 


CHEM 104 


Introduction to Environmental Chemistry 


CHEM 105> 


Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I 


CHEM 106= 


Chemistry for Allied Health Professions II 


CHEM 110' 


General Chemistry I 


CHEM UP 


General Chemistry II 


CHEM 112 


Honors Chemistry for Non-Scientists * 


CHEM 115 


Honors Chemistry for Allied Health 




Professions I 


GEOG 101 


Physical Geography* 


GEOL 121 


Physical Geology 


GEOL 122 


Honors Physical Geology 


GEOL 123 


Historical Geology 


PHSC 101 


Physical Science I 


PHYS 100 


Understanding Phvsics* 


PHYS 103 


How Things Work* 


PHYS 131 


Light and Color 


PHYS 135 


Introduction to Holography 


PHYS 141 


Physics of Sound and Music* 


PHYS 143 


Physics of Sound and Music (Lab) 


PHYS 202 


General Physics for the Health Sciences 


PHYS 211' 


General Physics I Non-Calculus Based 


PHYS 212= 


General Physics II Non-Calculus-Based 


PHYS 241' 


General Physics I Calculus-Based 


PHYS 242= 


General Physics II Calculus-Based 


PHYS 25V 


Honors General Physics I Calculus-Based 


PHYS 252' 


Honors General Physics II 




Non-Calculus-Based 


■'^ Non-lab course 





Category II.A.2. 


Science, Technology and Modern Society 


These courses develop one or more issues of current importance \ 


to society and pi 


jce them in broad scientific, technological, and 


societal contexts. 


They are designed to help students understand 


how to approach a problem and develop a sense of social 


responsibility and ethics as they pertain to science. Students will 


analyze and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of scien- 


tific and technological decisions that have been considered by 


society. 




One course is 


required in this category IF the two courses in 


ILA.l. equal 7 ot 


■ fewer credits; in all Category II requirements. 


no more than three courses in one discipline may be taken for \ 


GenEd credit. 




ANTH 341 


Information Age Cultures 


ASTR 301 


Cosmic Origins 


ASTR 302 


Honors Cosmic Origins 


BIOL 321 


Biology of Women 


BIOL 322 


Biotechnology and Society 


BIOL 323 


Genes, Evolution and Morality 


CLST311 


Science, Technology and Culture 


C0SC311 


Digital Technologies in Society 


cose 321 


Computerization and Its Impacts 


COSC418 


Ethical and Societal Concerns of Computer 




Scientists 


ENGL 301 


Rhetoric and Science 


ENVS 301 


People and Pests 


GERO310 


Social Issues in Human Lifestyle Technology 


HLTH218 


Women's Health 


IDEA 301 


Cities and Suburbs as Human Habitats 


IDNM 305 


Ethics, Science and Society 


IDNM 307 


Women, Gender and Science 


IDNM 309 


Women, Society and Radiation Science 


IDNM 311 


Human Genetics 


IDNM 312 


Honors Human Genetics 


IDNM 313 


Plagues and People 


KNES 321 


The Science of Sports Success: 




Contributions of Genetics and Practice 


MATH 305 


Chance 


OCTH 301 


Genetics, Health and Society 


PHIL 319 


Science, Technology and Values 


PSYC 301 


Science, Pseudoscience and Superstition 


WMST 339 


Reproductive Technologies and the Future 




of Motherhood 



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Category II.B.l. American Experience: Arts and Humanities 

These courses engage students in a critical assessment of how 
their own experience is affected by American traditions in the 
arts and humanities and how the methodologies of these disci- 
plines can help them better understand American culture. 

One course is required in this category; the discipline (i.e., 
ENGL, HIST) chosen must be different than in U.C.I. ; in all 
Category 11 requirements, no more than three courses in one 
discipline may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in italics 
are honors courses. 

AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies 

ART 115 American Traditions in Painting 

ARTH 113 Myths and Stories in American Art 

DANC 127 Introduction to Dance: The American 

Experience 
DANC 200 Our Dance Corridor 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature, 1772-Present 

HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid- 

19th Century 
HIST 146 History of the United States Since the Mid- 

19th Century 
HIST 148 Honors History of the United States Since 

the Mid-19th Century 
HIST 1 62 Honors Survey: American Indian History 

IDEA 201 American Vision: Baltimore Visual and 

Performing Arts 
IDFA 202 Honors American Vision: Baltimore Visual 

and Performing Arts 
MUSC 111 Introduction to American Music 

MUSC 123 History of Jazz 

MUSC 125 Honors History of Jazz 

MUSC 127 Elements and History of Rock Music 

MUSC 201 Music in the United States: Analytic 

Emphasis 
THEA 103 Introduction to American Theatre 



Category II.B.2. American Experience: Social and 
Behavioral Sciences 

These courses engage students m a critical assessment of how 
social and behavioral studies of American experience extend 
their understanding of themselves and others and how the 
methodologies of the social and behavioral sciences help them 
better understand American culture, behavior, or social and 
political institutions. 

One course is required in this category; the discipline (i.e., 
ECON, POSC) chosen must be different than in II.C.2.; in all 
Category 11 requirements, no more than three courses in one 
discipline may be taken for GenEd credit. Courses in italics 
are honors courses. 

ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture 

ANTH 21 1 Honors Anthropology of American Culture 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles 

ECON 204 Honors Macroeconomic Principles 

FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies 

POSC 103 American National Government 

POSC 207 State Government 

POSC 209 Introduction to Law 

POSC 212 Honors in Political Science 

PSYC 203 Human Development 

PSYC 204 Honors Human Development 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 

50C/ 102 Honors Introduction to Sociology 



Category 11. B. 3. American Experience: Contemporary Issues 


These courses 


engage students in a critical analysis of signifi- 


cant issues in 


contemporary American experience. They help 


students use their content and methodology to understand the \ 


dynamics of / 


merican society. 


One course is required; no more than three courses in one 


discipline may be taken for GenEd credit in all Category 11 


requirements. 


Courses in italics are honors courses. 


CLST201 


Introduction to Cultural Studies 


CLST202 


Honors Introduction to Cultural Studies 


COMM 131 


Fundamentals of Speech Communication 


CO MM 132 


Honors Fundamentals of Speech 




Communication 


DANC 101 


The Alexander Technique 


DANC 106 


Fundamentals of Dance Movement 


EDUC201 


The Parenting Process 


ELED 201 


School and American Society 


EMF 140 


Introduction to Electronic Media 


GERO 101 


Introduction to Gerontology 


HLTH 101 


Wellness for a Diverse Society 


HUTH 102 


Honors Wellness for a Diverse Society 


HLTH 207 


Health Care in the U.S. 


HLTH 217 


Honors Health Care in the U.S. 


KNES 235 


Individualized Fitness 


OCTH 103 


Leisure and Health Issues in Contemporary 




Society 


PHIL 253 


Contemporary Ethical Problems 


PHIL 255 


Environmental Ethics 


SOCI 210 


Sociology of Sport 


SPPA 205 


Basic Sign Language 



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Category II.C.l. 


Western Heritage: Arts and Humanities 


These courses engage students in understanding how the Western \ 


heritage marks 


their contemporary experience, positively or 


negatively. 




One course is required in this category; the discipline (i.e.. 


ENGL, HIST) chosen must be different than in II.B.L; no more 


than three courses in one discipline may be taken for GenEd 


credit in all Category U requirements. Courses in italics are 


honors courses. 




ARTH 109 


Art and the Human Body 


ARTH 207 


Honors: Seminar in Art History 


ARTH 221 


Survey of Western Art 


ARTH 222 


Survey of Western Art II 


DANC 123 


Introduction to Dance: European Court 


DANC 125 


Introduction to Dance: Overview 


DANC 133 


Honors Introduction to Dance: European 




Court 


ENGL 205 


Shakespeare for Non-Majors 


ENGL 221 


British Literature to 1798 


ENGL 222 


British Literature since 1798 


ENGL 240 


Classics of the Western Heritage 


ENGL 243 


Introduction to Classical Mythology 


ENGL 261 


Tradition and Form in Western Poetry 


ENGL 263 


Tradition and Form in Western Fiction 


ENGL 265 


Tradition and Form in Western Drama 


ENGL 290 


Honors Seminar in Literature 


FREN 101 


French Elements I 


FREN 102 


French Elements II 


GERM 101 


German Elements I 


GERM 102 


German Elements II 


GRK 101 


Elements of Modern Greek I 


GRK 102 


Elements of Modern Greek II 


HIST 101 


Introduction to Ancient Civilization 


HIST 102 


History of European Civilization through 




the 17th Century 


HIST 103 


History of European Civilization from the 




17th Century 


HIST 105 


Byzantine Empires and Balkans to 1821 


HIST 108 


Honors History of European Civilization 




from the 1 7th Century 


HIST 231 


History of Russian Civilization 


ITAL 101 


Italian Elements I 


ITAL 102 


Italian Elements II 


LATN 101 


Latin Elements I 


LATN 102 


Latin Elements II 


LATN 201 


Latin Intermediate I 


LATN 202 


Latin Intermediate II 


LATN 301 


Advanced Readings in Latin I 


LATN 302 


Advanced Readings in Latin II 


MUSC 101 


Introduction to Music of the Western 




Heritage 


MUSC 102 


Introduction to Music of the Western 




Heritage: Analytic Emphasis 


MUSC 105 


Elements of Western Music Theory 


MUSC 106 


Honors Introduction to Music of the 




Western Heritage 



Category U.C. 1 . 


(continued) 


PHIL 101 


Introduction to Philosophy 


PHIL 1 1 1 


Logic 


PHIL 212 


Honors Special Studies in Philosophy 


PHIL 221 


Ancient Greek Philosophy 


RUSS 101 


Russian Elements I 


RUSS 102 


Russian Elements II 


SPAN 101 


Spanish Elements I 


SPAN 102 


Spanish Elements II 


THEA241 


Costume, Dress and Society: Egyptian to 




Elizabethan 


THEA 242 


Costume, Dress and Society: 




Elizabethan to 1950 


THEA 243 


Honors Costume, Dress and Society: 




Egyptian to Elizabethan 


THEA 244 


Honors Costume, Dress and Society: 




Elizabethan to 1950 



Category n.C.2. Western Heritage: Social and Behavioral 
Sciences 

These courses engage students in a critical assessment of how 
social and behavioral studies and their methodologies help them 
better understand Western culture, behavior, or social and polit- 
ical institutions. 

One course is required in this category; the discipline (i.e., 
ECON, POSC) chosen must be different than in II.B.2.; no more 
than three courses in one discipline may be taken for GenEd 
credit in all Category II requirements. Courses in italics are 
honors courses. 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles 

ECON 203 Honors Microeconomic Principles 

GEOG 109 Introduction to Human Geography 

GEOG 110 Honors Introduction to Human 

Geography 
POSC 101 Introduction to Political Science 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 

PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology 



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Category n.C.3. Western Heritage: Cultural Plurality and 


Diversity 




These courses explore race, class, gender, religious or ethnic tra- | 


ditions, or 


minority issues and investigate how Western pre- 


judgements. 


svstems or traditions contribute to issues in diversity. 


One course is required in this category; no more than three 


courses in one discipline may be taken for GenEd credit in all 


Category II 


requirements. Courses in italics are honors courses. 


Courses in parentheses are no longer being offered but do fulfill 


GenEd requirements. 


AFST 201 


Main Themes in African-American Studies 


EDUC 203 


Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society 


EMF 205 


Women and Gender in Film 


ENGL 233 


Survey of African-American Literature 


ENGL 234 


Major Writers in African-American 




Literature 


ENGL 235 


Ethnic-American Literature 


ENGL 239 


19th and 20th-century Jewish Literature 


ENGL 253 


The Bible and Literature 


ENGL 349 


Honors 19th and 20th Century Jewish 




Literature 


FREN 201 


French Intermediate I 


FREN 202 


French Intermediate II 


FREN 301 


French Composition and Conversation I 


FREN 302 


French Composition and Conversation II 


GERM 201 


German Intermediate I 


GERM 202 


German Intermediate 11 


GERM 301 


German Composition and Conversation I 


GERM 302 


German Composition and Conversation 11 


HLTH 220 


Sexuality in Diverse Societies 


(IDIS 101 


Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies) 


ITAL 201 


Italian Intermediate 1 


ITAL 202 


Italian Intermediate 11 


ITAL 301 


Italian Composition and Conversation I 


ITAL 302 


Italian Composition and Conversation 11 


LGST 101 


Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies 


MUSC 205 


Women in Western Music 


NURS 416 


Multicultural Health Care 


PHIL 204 


Race, Class and Gender 


PHIL 251 


African-American Philosophy 


RLST 206 


Judaism, Christianity and Islam 


RUSS 201 


Russian Intermediate I 


RUSS 202 


Russian Intermediate 11 


SOCI 241 


Blacks in America: Myths and Reality 


SOCI 243 


Sociology of Race, Class and Gender 


SPAN 201 


Spanish Intermediate 1 


SPAN 202 


Spanish Intermediate II 


SPAN 301 


Composition and Conversation 1 


SPAN 302 


Composition and Conversation 11 


THEA 303 


Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theater 


THE A 304 


Honors Cultural Diversity in Contemporary 




Theater 


WMST231 


Women in Perspective 


WMST 232 


Honors Seminar: Women in Perspective 



Category II. D. 


Global Awareness: Non-Western Cultures, 


Traditions, Issues | 


These courses 


focus specifically or comparatively (among non- 


Western civili: 


ations or between non-Western/Western civiliza- 


tions) on helping students understand multiple modes of human 


expression and experience. 


One course 


is required; no more than three courses in one 


discipline may be taken for GenEd credit in all Category II \ 


requirements. 


Courses in italics are honors courses. 


ANTH 207 


Cultural Anthropology 


ANTH 208 


Human Evolution and Prehistory 


ANTH 210 


Honors Cultural Anthropology 


ARTH 105 


Art in the Culture 


ARTH 107 


Art: Themes, Dreams and Visions 


ARTH 108 


Introduction to Non-Western Art 


ARTH 208 


Honors: Seminar in Non-Western Art 




History 


CHNS 101 


Elementary Modern Chinese 1 


CHNS 102 


Elementary Modern Chinese II 


CHNS 201 


Chinese Intermediate 1 


CHNS 202 


Chinese Intermediate 11 


CHNS 301 


Chinese Composition and Conversation 1 


CHNS 302 


Chinese Composition and Conversation 11 


COMM 378 


Intercultural Communication 


ENGL 244 


World Folklore 


ENGL 248 


Literature of Global Experience 


GEOG 102 


World Regional Geography 


GEOG 105 


Geography of International Affairs 


HEBR 101 


Elements of Hebrew I 


HEBR 102 


Elements of Hebrew 11 


HEBR 201 


Hebrew Intermediate 1 


HEBR 202 


Hebrew Intermediate 11 


HEBR 301 


Hebrew Composition and Conversation I 


HEBR 302 


Hebrew Composition and Conversation II 


HIST 107 


Introduction to History of Islamic 




Civilization 


HIST 109 


Introduction to the Civilization of India 


HIST 110 


East Asian Civilization to the 17th Century 


HIST 1 1 1 


East Asian Civilization Since the 17th 




Century 


HIST 121 


Latin America: Colonial Period 


HIST 122 


Latin America: National Period 


HIST 135 


African History and Culture 


HIST 150 


Europe and the Non-European World 


HIST 151 


The World Since 1945 


HLTH 201 


International Health 


JPNS 101 


Japanese Elements I 


jPNS 102 


Japanese Elements 11 


jPNS 201 


Japanese Intermediate 1 


JPNS 202 


Japanese Intermediate 11 


IPNS 301 


Japanese Composition and Conversation 1 


IPNS 302 


Japanese Composition and Conversation II 


KNES285 


Sport: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 


MUSC 110 


Honors World Music 


MUSC 112 


World Music: Americas, Africa, West 




Europe 


MUSC 113 


World Music: East Europe, Asia, the Middle 




East 


OCTH 205 


Alternative and Complimentary Health Care 


PHIL 219 


Introduction to Asian Philosophy 


POSC 105 


Governments of the World 


POSC 107 


Introduction to International Relations 


POSC 108 


Honors International Relations 


RLST 105 


Introduction to the Study of Religion 


RLST 205 


Women in World Religions 


WMST 233 


International Perspectives of Women 


WMST 234 


Honors: International Perspectives of 




Women 



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General Education Requirements Checklist 



Use this form to keep track of how many General Education requirements you've completed. 



Category I: Skills for Liberal Learning (one course in each subcategory) 

LA. Writing for a Liberal Education 

LB. Using Information Effectively 

I.e. College Mathematics 

I.D. Advanced Composition 

I.E. Creativity and Creative Development 



Category II: Contexts for Liberal Learning 

• one course is required in each of the subcategories except II. A. 1. 

• II. A. 1. requires two courses'^, including at least one 4-credit lab course; if 
two 4-credit lab science courses are completed, the II. A. 2. requirement is 
waived 

• no more than 3 courses can be in the same discipline 

• II.B.I. and Il.C.l. must be frotn different disciplines 

• II.B.I. and Il.C.l. must be from different disciplines 



II.A.l. Scientific Inquiry 



(Lab). 



a7id 



II. A2. Upper-Level Science, Technology and Modern Society 

II. B. American Experience 
II.B.I. Arts and Humanities 
II.B.I. Social and Behavioral Sciences 
II. B. 3. Contemporary Issues 

II. C. Western Heritage 

Il.C.l. Arts and Humanities 

II. C. 2. Social and Behavioral Sciences 

II. C. 3. Cultural Plurality and Diversity 

II. D. Global Awareness 
II. D. Non-Western Cultures, Traditions, 
Issues 



GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

All students must complete: 

• a minimum of 120 earned degree counting credits 
including 32 upper-level credits (300 level or above) 

• a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher 

• all departmental requirements from an officially declared major 

• all General Education requirements (GenEds) as outlined above 



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TRANSFER PACKAGES 

Towson University offers Transfer Packages to newly enrolled 
transfer students. The packages vary according to the General 
Education (GenEd) requirements completed at the sending institu- 
tion. 

A Transfer Package A, B, or C will be awarded to students meet- 
ing the following criteria prior to matriculation at Towson 
University: 40 transferable credits of liberal arts course work com- 
parable to courses that native Towson University students may use 
to satisf)^ GenEd and, as part of the 40 credits, the completion of 
the minimum MHEC (Maryland Higher Education Commission) 
General Education requirements. 

Minimum Requirements for GenEd Transfer Packages 

Transfer packages will be awarded provided the following 
requirements are completed prior to matriculation at Towson 
University: 

• Minimum .MHEC requirements: 

• One college-level freshman composition course (Towson 
graduation requirement: a grade equivalent of a 2.00 or higher 
must be earned) 

• One college-level mathematics course (Prerequisite: two years 
of high school algebra) 

• Two science courses (one must be a lab) 

• Two arts/humanities courses (must be different disciplines) 

• Two social science courses (must be different disciplines) 

• Additional liberal arts requirements: 

• Emerging Issues courses (must include information technology) 

• One cultural diversit)' course 

• One global awareness course 

Package A 

• 40 credits toward GenEd completed at sending 
institution 

• 6 credits of GenEd courses required at Towson 

• I.D. Advanced Composition (Upper-Level) 

• II.A.2. Science, Technolog\' and Modern Society (Upper-Level) 

Package B 

• 40+ credits toward GenEd completed at sending institution 

• 7.5+ science credits toward GenEd completed at sending 
institution 

• U.A.I. Science, Technology and Modern Society WAIVED 

• 3 credits of GenEd required at Towson 

• I.D. Advanced Composition (Upper-Level) 

Package C Baccalaureate Institution Transfers Only 

• 44-46 credits of GenEd required and completed at 
sending institution 

• GenEd SATISFIED IN TRANSFER 

Course work for transfer students not awarded a GenEd pack- 
age will be applied toward Towson's GenEd requirements on a 
course-by-course basis. 

AAT Elementary Education Articulation 

Maryland public community college students who have earned 
AAT degrees (Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching) will be award- 
ed 64 credits in transfer "without further review," in accordance 
with MHEC policy, toward the elementary education major at 
Towson. Students are encouraged to contact the elementary edu- 
cation department chairperson at their institutions for specific 
details and program deadlines. 

Course work for students who do not complete all requirements 
of the AAT degree, will be applied toward Towson's GenEd and 
major requirements on a course-by-course basis. 

CHOOSING A MAJOR 

The General Education (GenEd) requirements allow students to 
explore a broad range of subjects, while the major and minor pro- 
vide in-depth study of one or more fields. A major may require as 



few as 30 hours or as many as 70 hours. The exact number varies 
and is set by the academic department. 

All students are asked to declare a major during their initial reg- 
istration. Those who are not sure which major they wish to pursue 
will be designated as "open majors." In order to add or change a 
major or minor, students must complete a Declaration of 
Major/Minor Form in the Enrollment Services Center, room 223. 

Changes in Terminology 

Students use Towson Online Services to register for classes and 
track their academic progress. Please note that some academic 
terms used online and in the catalogs are interchangeable. For 
example: credits are referred to as Units; majors and minors are 
referred to as Academic Plans; concentrations and tracks are 
referred to as Academic Sub-Plans; and Cumulative Qualit)' Point 
Average (CQPA) is referred to as Cumulative Grade Point Average 
(CGPA). 

Major 

A major consists of courses required of a particular discipline that 
may include both lower-level (100-200) and upper-level (300-400) 
courses within and outside the discipline. A grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher is required in all courses completed toward the 
major, and a minimum cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 
2.00 must be earned in the major. 

Double Major 

A double major combines the requirements of two majors, allow- 
ing students to complete both majors by taking fewer credits than 
if each major were completed separately. 

Minor 

An institutionally approved set of courses within a major area of 
study, or a separate, distinct thematic area of study consisting of at 
least 18, or no more than 30 credit hours. A minimum of 12 cred- 
it hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 numbered courses) 
and no more than 12 credit hours can be taken outside of the minor 
or thematic discipline. 

Concentration 

In some departments the major is further divided into concentra- 
tions. A concentration is a focused area of study involving approx- 
imately 15 to 24 credits. Because the university formally recognizes 
concentrations, they will appear on students' academic records. 
Students interested in a particular concentration within a major 
should contact the department for details. 

Track 

A track is a university-approved area of focus within a larger area 
of study, but, unlike a concentration, it has not been formally 
approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission 
(MHEC). Because it does not carry formal recognition, it may not 
appear on the academic record. 

Screened/Competitive Majors 

Some programs of study are screened. Students must meet certain 
academic and/or curricular criteria, such as completing prerequisite 
courses or attaining a specific average, before they are admitted to 
these programs. 

Other programs of study, while not officially approved screened 
majors, are competitive. Students must either submit a portfolio of 
work or audition before they are admitted to these programs. 
Examples of competitive majors include Art, Music and Dance. 

The criteria are published in the applicable sections of this cata- 
log. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to 
screened or competitive programs. 



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Out-of-State Students 

Recognizing the advantage of a diverse student body, the universi- 
ty welcomes out-of-state applicants to its screened programs. 
However, because the university is partially supported by Maryland 
taxpayers, the proportion of out-of-state students admitted to its 
screened programs must be limited. Therefore, no more than 25 
percent of each class of new students admitted to screened pro- 
grams will be out-of-state residents unless qualified in-state stu- 
dents are unavailable. 

COLLEGES 

The university comprises seven colleges: the College of Business 
and Economics, the College of Education, the College of Fine Arts 
and Communication, the College of Health Professions, the College 
of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics and the 
College of Graduate Education and Research. 

Once students have determined a program of study, they become 
a member of, and graduate from, the academic college administer- 
ing the program. 

College of Business and Economics 

The mission of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) is to 
provide successful graduates with Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes 
(KSAs) that employers want. Dynamic partnerships with business, 
government, and nonprofit organizations enhance the academic 
program. The Accounting and Business Administration programs 
are accredited by AACSB International: The Association to 
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Students earn degrees in 
accounting, business administration, electronic business and eco- 
nomics. Within the business administration major, students choose 
among concentrations in international business, finance, manage- 
ment or marketing, or tracks in economics, human resource man- 
agement or legal studies. 

College of Education 

The mission of teacher education at Towson University is to 
inspire, educate, and prepare educators as facilitators of active 
learning for diverse and inclusive populations in environments that 
are technologically advanced. The teacher education unit is accred- 
ited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher 
Education. 

As the first teacher-training institution in Maryland, Towson 
University has been preparing men and women for teaching careers 
for more than 138 years. Today, the College of Education has a 
nationwide reputation as a leader in teacher education. Programs 
of study lead to the baccalaureate degree in education with certifi- 
cation to teach Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, 
and Special Education. In addition, the college offers programs that 
lead to teacher certification in secondary education and K-12 edu- 
cation for students enrolled in other colleges of the university. 

College of Fine Arts and Communication 

Recognized as a fine arts center for Maryland, the College of Fine 
Arts and Communication trains talented men and women to pur- 
sue careers in the arts and communication. Additionally, the col- 
lege offers all TU students the opportunity to participate in both 
academic and artistic experiences in these areas. 

Because the creative process involves close dialogue between 
teacher and student, programs are structured to allow for individ- 
ual attention. All programs provide a broad liberal education as 
well as specialized professional training. 

College of Health Professions 

The departments of the College of Health Professions have the 
common goal of preparing students to provide human services 
designed to improve the quality of life. The college is composed of 
the departments of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and 



Deaf Studies, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, and 
Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, and college- 
based programs in Allied Health and Physicians Assistant Studies. 
Graduates of the baccalaureate programs in Nursing and 
Occupational Therapy are eligible to sit for their respective certifi- 
cation examinations. 

A major in the College of Health Professions can prepare stu- 
dents for one of many health care and sport-related careers. Some 
examples include community health education, speech and lan- 
guage pathology, hospital management, medical technology, athlet- 
ic training, professional coaching, sports information, recreation 
leadership, research, government service and health education. 

College of Liberal Arts 

A liberal arts education produces an individual who can analyze 
and interpret information and arrive at informed judgments about 
complex issues. The College of Liberal Arts offers courses that are 
designed to assist students in developing these abilities. 

Approximately 2,500 undergraduates major in liberal arts pro- 
grams at TU. More than 500 graduate students are pursuing mas- 
ter's degrees in the college. The College of Liberal Arts emphasizes 
excellent teaching, scholarship and creativity. Its students and fac- 
ulty contribute actively to the intellectual and cultural life of the 
community. 

The liberal arts provide an excellent preparation for many 
careers as well as for graduate studies. Graduates can seek careers 
in such diverse areas as teaching, law, journalism, counseling, 
museum work, urban planning, and publishing, among others. 

College of Science and Mathematics 

The principal goal of the College of Science and Mathematics is to 
provide students with a technological/scientific dimension to their 
liberal education. Courses are offered in all of the traditional phys- 
ical, mathematical, and life sciences disciplines. Programs are 
vigorous, yet highly flexible. Students may choose a traditional 
science major or may elect cross-disciplinary majors, such as 
Environmental Science and Studies. Also offered is a Dual Degree 
Engineering Program and pre-professional preparation in pharma- 
cy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and physical therapy. 
Another option is the major in Science and/or Mathematics 
Teaching at the secondary or elementary level. 

College of Graduate Education and Research 

The College of Graduate Education and Research has expanded 
programs and streamlined administrative processes to accommo- 
date a graduate student population which has grown to more than 
3,000 students. The mission of the Graduate School at Towson 
University is to provide programs of study that will allow individ- 
uals to advance their knowledge, increase their practical skills, and 
develop leadership abilities in a broad spectrum of professions. The 
College of Graduate Education and Research also aims to help 
students enhance knowledge of their disciplines through collabora- 
tion on research projects with faculty; to be actively engaged in the 
process of improving the quality of life for others and themselves; 
and to develop the desire in each individual to become a continu- 
ous life-long learner. The college currently administers 4 doctoral, 
35 master's degree and 22 certificate programs. 

A hallmark of graduate education at Towson is the emphasis on 
applied programs that provide the skills and knowledge needed by 
career professionals. Faculty and student research is closely related 
to graduate education and advances the college's mission as well as 
that of Towson University. The Office of University Research 
Services (OURS) was established to assist faculty and staff in 
obtaining external support for research and scholarly activity. It 
serves the dual function of protecting the university's interests in 
matters relating to external funding, while providing a high level of 
service to university faculty and staff members in identifying fund- 
ing opportunities, and submitting complete and competitive 



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proposals for research and scholarly projects. In fiscal year 2003, 
Towson Universit)' received more than $17.8 million in external 
funding for research and other scholarly projects. 

HONORS COLLEGE 

Cook Library 524, 410-704-4677 
E-mail: honors@towson.edu 
www.towson.edu/honors 

Towson Universitj' Honors is designed for students who have 
demonstrated superior academic performance in high school, and 
who wish to pursue unique academic and social opportunities 
while attending the university. Students may major in any field at 
Towson University and be part of the Honors College. At Towson, 
the Honors College is a true community of scholars. Honors stu- 
dents are encouraged to seek intellectual excellence and leadership 
through opportunities that go beyond the routine college experi- 
ence. 

Curriculum 

Students graduating from the Honors College must complete 18 to 
24 credits of required Honors course work with a grade of C or 
better. The following distinctions are made at graduation: 

Honors 

• Mmimum of 3.50 GPA 

• Completion of 18 credits in honors courses 

Honors with Distinction 

• Minimum of 3.50 GPA 

• Completion of 18 credits in honors courses 

• Completion of 6-9 semester hours in Honors Thesis or 
Departmental Honors 

Many of the courses are honors sections of General Education 
(GenEd) courses, but some courses are unique to the Honors 
College. There are Honors College courses in a wide range of aca- 
demic disciplines; for example, anthropology, art history, biology, 
chemistry, mass communication and communication studies, eco- 
nomics, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, 
sociology, and women's studies. Honors College courses, taught by 
outstanding faculty committed to excellence in undergraduate 
education, are designed to facilitate discussion and 
collaborative learning. 

Admission Requirements 

Students are considered for admission to the Honors College based 
on several indicators of academic excellence: high SAT scores; class 
rank; performance in high school; and a well-written application 
essay. The Honors College has historically admitted the top 10 per- 
cent of the entering freshman class. 

Students transferring from another college or university must 
have a 3.50 minimum Quality Point Average (QPA) in order to be 
considered for participation in the Honors College. Transfer stu- 
dents may use a maximum of two honors-designated courses from 
another institution in completing degree requirements. 

Benefits 

TU students in the Honors College can take advantage of the fol- 
lowing benefits: 

• They may attend small, informal discussion sessions with 
faculty. 

• They have priority scheduling for course registration. 

• They may take classes not offered to the rest of the university, 
including seminars, special focus courses, and study abroad pro- 
grams. 

• They have access to special campus facilities including honors 
housing and an honors computer/study lounge. 



• They are eligible for special scholarship support. 

• They may participate in special service initiatives or peer men- 
toring. 

Special Scholarship Opportunities 

Honors College scholarships are available only to incoming fresh- 
men in amounts from $500 to $3,000 as a one-time offer. The 
scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students admit- 
ted to the Honors College. The Honors College Selection 
Committee chooses the scholarship recipients. The recipients are 
required to remain in good standing in the Honors College each 
year to continue to receive the scholarship. 



HONORS COLLEGE COURSES 

This is a complete listing by General Education category. 
Course Descriptions for more detailed information.) 
GenEd I.A. 
Writing for a Liberal Education 

ENGL 190 Honors Writing Seminar 

GenEd LB. 

Using Information Effectively 

cose 112 Honors Information and Technology for Business 
ENGL 1S3 Honors Solving Literary Problems 
ISTC 202 Honors Usmg Information Effectively in Education 

THEA 126 Honors Script Analysis 

GenEd I.C. 

College Mathematics 

MATH 233 Honors Basic Statistics 

MATH 283 Honors Calculus I 

MATH 284 Honors Calculus II 

MATH 293 Honors Seminar in Mathematics 

GenEd I.E. 

Creativity and Creative Development 

ART 146 Honors Drawmg for Non-Art Majors 

ENGL 332 Honors Writing Fiction 
THEA 102 Honors Acting I 

GenEd II.A.l. 
Scientific Inquiry 

BIOL 112 Honors Contemporary' General Biology 

BIOL 203 Honors Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics 

CHEM 112 Honors Chemistry for Non-Scientists 

CHEM 115 Honors Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I 

GEOL 122 Honors Physical Geology 

PHYS 2S1 Honors General Physics I Calculus-Based 

PHYS 252 Honors General Physics II Calculus-Based 

GenEd II.A.2. 

Science, Technology and Modem Society 

ASTR 302 Honors Cosmic Origins 

IDNM 312 Honors Human Genetics 

GenEd II.B.l. 

American Experience: Arts and Humanities 

HIST I4S Honors History of the United States Since the 

Mid- 19th Century 
HIST 162 Honors Native American History 

IDEA 202 Honors American Vision: Baltimore Visual and 

Performing Arts 
MUSC 125 Honors History of Jazz 

GenEd II.B.2. 

American Experience: Social and Behavioral Sciences 

ANTH 2 1 1 Honors Anthropology of American Culture 

ECON 204 Honors Macroeconomic Principles 

POSC212 Honors in Political Science 

PSYC 204 Honors Human Development 

SOCI 102 Honors Introduction to Sociology 



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GenEd I1.B.3. 

American Experience: Contemporary Issues 

CLST 202 Honors Introduction to Culturiil Studies 

COMM 132 Honors fundamentals of Speech 

Communication 
HUH 102 Honors Wellness for a Diverse Society 
HLTH 217 Honors Health Care in the U.S. 

GenEd II.C.l. 

Western Heritage: Arts and Humanities 

ARTH 207 Honors: Seminar in Art History 

Honors Introduction to Dance: European Court 

Honors Seminar in Literature 

Honors German Elements I 

Honors German Elements II 

Honors History of European Civilization from the 1 7th 

Century 

Honors Introduction to Music of the Western 

Heritage 

Honors: Special Studies in Philosophy 

Honors Costume, Dress and Society: Egyptian 

to Elizabethan 

Honors Costume, Dress and Society: Elizabethan to 19S0 



DANC 133 
ENGL 290 
GERM 103 
GERM 104 
HIST 108 

MUSC106 

PHIL 212 
THEA 243 

THEA 244 



GenEd II.C.2. 

Western Heritage: Social and Behavioral Sciences 

ECON 203 Honors Microeconomic Principles 

GEOG 110 Honors Introduction to Human Geography 

PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology 

GenEd U.C.3. 

Western Heritage: Cultural Plurality and Diversity 

ENGL 249 Honors 1 9th and 20th Century Jewish Literature 
THEA 304 Honors Cultural Diversity in Contemporary 

Theatre 
WMST 232 Honors Seminar: Women in Perspective 

GenEd II.D. 

Global Awareness: Non- Western Cultures, Tradition and Issues 

ANTH 2 1 Honors Cultural Anthropology 

ARTH 208 Honors: Seminar in Non-Western Art History 

MUSC 110 Honors Introduction to World Music 

pose 108 Honors International Relations 

WMST 234 Honors International Perspectives of Women 

Other Honors Courses 

ACCT 211 Honors Accounting Principles I 
ACCT 212 Honors Accounting Principles II 
HONR 171 Honors Community Building 
HONR 470 Honors Special Topics 
HONR 490 Travel in Honors 
HONR 491 Study in Honors 
HONR 49S Honors Thesis 

MCOM 102 Honors Introduction to Mass Communications 
SOCI 197 Honors Seminar in Community Power Analysis 

and additional Honors special topics courses 



priate discipline. Currently, tiie departments of Art; Biological 
Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences; Economics; 
Electronic Media and Film; English; Geography; History; 
Kinesiology: Mass Communication; Mathematics; Modern 
Languages; Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences; Political Science; 
Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice; and 
Women's Studies offer departmental honors programs. Details of 
each department's honors requirements may be obtained from the 
appropriate chairperson. 

DEAN'S LIST 

Office of the Provost, 410-704-2125 

Full-time degree candidates are eligible for Dean's List recognition 
each fall and spring semester provided they complete a minimum of 
12 calculable semester hours and attain a 3.50 or higher Quality 
Point Average (QPA). 

Part-time degree candidates are eligible for Dean's List recogni- 
tion each academic year provided they complete a minimum of 12 
calculable semester hours and attain a 3.50 or higher Quality Point 
Average during that academic year. An academic year is designat- 
ed as fall through summer and includes the January Minimester. 

Applicable course work is only that in which calculable grades 
(A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, FX) are earned. Pass 
(PS), Audit (AU), and SatisfactoryAJnsatisfactory (SAJ) grades do 
not apply toward the 12-credit minimum. 

Additionally, students who receive Incomplete (I) grades for the 
term are not eligible for Dean's List honors in that term, nor may 
they retroactively receive those honors once the work is made up 
and a letter grade is earned. 

GRADUATION WITH LATIN HONORS 

Enrollment Services Center 221, Graduation Office 
410-704-2095 

To receive a bachelor's degree with honors, students must first have 

completed 60 credits of undergraduate work at Towson University 
with the following cumulative quality point average (CQPA): 



3.75 to 4.00 
3.55 to 3.74 
3.40 to 3.54 



Summa Cum Laude 
Magna Cum Laude 
Cum Laude 



In addition, transfer students must have a cumulative 3.40 or 
better average for all ivork completed at other institutions. 

Students who do not qualify for honors because their TU or 
transfer QPA is not a 3.40 or higher will be evaulated based on 
their last 60 credits at Towson. These students must have a cumu- 
lative average of 3.55 or higher in their last 60 credits and will only 
be eligible for Cum Laude honors. Only students who have less 
than a 3.40 CQPA at TU must petition the Graduation Office to 
have their last 60 credits evaluated. 



DEPARTMENTAL HONORS 

The Departmental Honors Program represents intensive and indi- 
vidualized but directed education beyond the normal course of 
instruction. This program includes 6 to 9 credit hours in seminars, 
directed readings (tutorials), and research projects in the major. A 
senior thesis is required, as is an oral defense of the thesis. 

To be admitted to the program, students must present a cumula- 
tive average of 3.25 and a 3.50 average in their discipline, or have 
the permission of their faculty adviser. These minimum averages 
must be maintained for graduation as a Departmental Honors 
Program participant. Students who complete an approved program 
will receive a diploma and transcript with the designation. 
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with Honors, in the appro- 



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Undergraduate Programs 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOIVUCS 

Accounting Major*+> 

Track 

Financial Planning 
Business Administration Major/Minor+*4- 

Concetitriitions 

Finance 

International Business 

Management 

Marketing 

Interdisciplinary Specialization 

Marketmg — iMass Communication Interdisciplinary 
Specialization 

Tracks 

Legal Studies 

Human Resource Management 

Economics 

Double Major 

Business Administration and Computer Information Systems 
Electronic Business Major 

Double Major 

E-Business and Computer Information Systems 
Economics Major/Minor4- 

Double Majors 

Economics and Geography 

Economics and Mathematics 

Economics and Political Science 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Art Education (K-12) Major' 

Dance Performance and Education (K-12) Major* 

(#audition required) 
Early Childhood Education Major* + 
Elementary Education Major* 

Minor 

Mathematics 
Integrated Elementary Education - Special Education Major 
Library Media Certification (K-12) 
Music Education (K-12) Major* (#audition required) 

Concentrations 

Instrumental* 

Vocal/General# 
Physical Education (K-12) Major * 
Secondary Education Major* 

Certification Areas 

Biology/General Science 

Chemistry 

Earth-Space Science 

English 

French 

Geography 

German 

History 

Mathematics 

Physics 

School Health 

Social Science 

Spanish 
Special Education Major* 

Tracks 

Elementary 

Infant/Primary 

Secondary/Adult 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION 

Art Major/Minor* 
Concentrations 
Art History 
Crafts 

Industrial Design 
Painting 
Printmaking 
Sculpture 
Visual Communication 

Program Options 

Ceramics 

Metalsmithing and Jewelry 



Interdisciplinary Crafts 
Painting 
Computer Art 
Graphic Design 

Illustration: Studio Media/Digital 
Photography: Fine and Applied Arts 
Photography: Photographic Imaging 
Art Education (K-12) Major* 
Communication Studies Major/Minor 

Double Major 

Communication Studies and Political Science 
Dance Performance and Education (K-12) Major 

(#audition required) 
Electronic Media and Film Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Film 

Radio/Audio 

TelevisionA'ideo 

Theory and Criticism 
Mass Communication Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Advertising 

Journalism and New Media 

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication 

Double Major 

Mass Communication and Political Science 

Interdisciplinary Specialization 

Mass Communication — Marketing Interdisciplinary 
Specialization 
Music Major/Minor+* (#audition required) 

Concentrations 

Compositions 

Guitar Performance* 

Jazz/Commercial Music# 

Music Literature* 

Keyboard Performance* 

Voice Performance* 

Winds/Strings/Percussion Performance* 
Music Education (K-12) Major* (*audition required) 

Concentrations 

Instrumental* 

Vocal/General* 
Theatre Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Acting 

Design and Production 

General Theatre 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS 

Athletic Training Major+* 
Deaf Studies Major 
Exercise Science Major 
Health Care Management Major 

Track 

Long-Term Care 
Health Science Major+ 

Concentrations 

Community Health 

School and Community Health Education 

School Health — Teacher Education (5-12) 

Minor 

Health Care Management 
Nursing Major* + 

Basic Program 

RN Completion Program 
Occupational Therapy Major* + 
Physical Education Major (K-12) Certification 
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major* + 

Double Major 

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Deaf Studies 
Sport Management Major 
Sport Studies Major 

Track 

Sport and Humanities 

Concentration 

Psychology of Sport 



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Community College Partnership 

Allied Health Major (with Community Colleges of Baltimore County) 

Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education Major (with 

Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk) 

Tracks 

Counseling and Rehabilitation 

Prevention and Education 
Pre-Professiorul Preparation 
Pre-Medical Technology 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS 

Cultural Studies Major/Minor 
English Major/Minor> 

Concentrations 

Literature 

Writing 

Minors 

World Literature 

Creative Writing 
Environmental Science and Studies Major 

Concentratton/Mmor 

Environmental Studies 
Family Studies Major/Minor 
French Major/Minor/Proficiency 
Geography and Environmental Planning Major/Minor 

Minor 

Geographic Information Sciences 

Double Majors 

Geography and Economics 

Geography and Political Science 

Geography and Sociology 
Geography and Land Surveying Major (with Community College 

of Baltimore County, Catonsville) 
German Major/Minor/Proficiency 
Gerontology Major/Minor 
History Major/Minor* 
Interdisciplinary Studies Major 

Tracks/Minors 

African and African-American Studies 

American Studies 

Asian Studies 

Classical Studies 

Comparative Ethnic Studies 

Latin American Studies 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

Tracks 

Animal Behavior 

Pre-Professional Preparation 

Prelaw 

Dual Degree Prelaw Program(with University of Baltimore) 

Minors 

Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts 

Irish Studies 

Jewish Studies 

Lesbian and Gay Studies 
International Studies Major/Minor 

Tracks 

General 

International Development 

Asia 

Latin America 

Europe 

Minor 

European Studies 
Law and American Civilization Major 
Metropolitan Studies Major 
Philosophy Major/Minor 
Political Science Major/Minor 

Double Majors 

Political Science and Economics 

Political Science and Geography 

Political Science and Communication Studies 

Political Science and Mass Communication 
Psychology Major/Mmor4 

Options 

Honors Clinical 

Honors Developmental 

Honors Research 
Religious Studies Major/Minor 
Social Science Major 
Sociology-Anthropology Major/Minor* 

Concentrations 



Anthropology 

Sociology 

Criminal Justice 

Double Major 

Sociology and Geography 
Spanish Major/Minor/Proficiency 
Women's Studies Major/Minor 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 

Biology Major/Minor 

Concentrations 

Cell and Molecular Biology 

Functional Biology of Animals 

Organismal Biology and Ecology 

Secondary School Biology and General Science Teaching 
Chemistry Major/Minor (ACS accredited degree)+ 

Track 

General Professional 
Computer Information Systems Major/Minor* 

Double Majors 

Computer Information Systems and Business Administration 

Computer Information Systems and Electronic Business 
Computer Science Major/Minor+4- 

Track 

Computer Security 

Double Major 

Computer Science and Mathematics 
Earth-Space Science Major 
Environmental Science and Studies Major 

Concentration 

Environmental Science 

Minor 

Environmental Studies 
Forensic Chemistry Major 
Geology Major/Minor-f 

Tracks 

General Geology 

Environmental Geology 
Mathematics Major/Minor*- 

Concentrations 

Actuarial Science and Risk Management 

Applied Mathematics 

Pure Mathematics 

Secondary Education 
Medicinal Chemistry Major (Dual Degree Program with 

University of Maryland, College Park) 
Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Molecular Biology 

Biochemistry 

Bioinformtics 
Physics Major/Minor 

Tracks 

Astrophysics 

Applied Physics 

General Physics 

Minor 

Astronomy 
B.S. Physics/M.S. in Computer Science 
Community College Partnership 
Information Technology Major (with Community College of Baltimore 

County, Essex) 
Dual Degree Programs 
B.S. in Biological Sciences/M.S. in Aquaculture or Antarctic and Southern 

Ocean Studies (with University of Tasmania) 
Medicinal Chemistry (with University of Maryland School of Pharmacy) 
Physics and Engineering (with University of Maryland, College Park) 
Pre-Professional Preparation 
Prepharmacy 
Pre-physical Therapy 
Preveterinary Medicine 

Concentrations, minors and tracks are listed under majors. 

"Screened or competitive major. Admission to the university does not 

guarantee admission to this major program. 

+This program is accredited by a national association. 

#Auditions are required. 

♦This major can be completed 100 percent during the evening hours. 



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OPPORTUNITIES FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDY 

Students at Towson may expand their educational opportunities by 
studying in universities throughout Maryland, the United States, 
and in countries around the world. In some programs, students 
are able to pay tuition approximately equal to that at Towson (plus 
transportation), while others will require additional funds. 
Students considering one of the off-campus study options will want 
to plan ahead for their experience. 

Inter-Institutional/BSEP Registration Program 
Enrollment Services Center 220, 410-704-2007 
The Inter-Institutional Registration Program at Towson University 
is designed to foster an interchange of students between Towson 
and other University System of Maryland institutions. Certain pri- 
vate colleges, such as Goucher, Loyola, Johns Hopkins, College of 
Notre Dame and Morgan State University, also participate in a sim- 
ilar program called the Baltimore Student Exchange Program 
(BSEP), with no additional tuition costs to students. 

Interested students should contact the coordinator at Towson. 
Students must maintain a combined full load (12 or more credits) 
with a minimum of 6 credits at TU. With approval of the coordi- 
nator, students may register for one or two courses at the host insti- 
tution. Enrollment is on a space-available basis. Students must 
obtain special permits or instructor consent to register for courses 
that require them at the host institution. Students participating in 
the Inter-Institutional Registration Program must follow the with- 
drawal deadlines at the host institutions. 

At the end of the term, the host institution's registrar will send 
an official transcript to Towson, and the courses completed and 
grades earned will be posted to the Towson record and calculated 
into the Towson cumulative average. Additionally, a notation will 
be made that the course work was completed through the program, 
indicating the name of the host institution. 

National Student Exchange (NSE) 
Lecnire Hall, 410-704-3583 

This program allows full-time degree candidates an opportunity to 
become acquainted with social and educational patterns in other 
areas of the United States. Through Towson's membership in the 
NSE, students may attend one of the 140 participating schools for 
a semester or a full year. Schools participating in the program 
include ones in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and in 47 
states. For more information, contact Tracy Miller, 410-704-3583, 
or Susan Hyman, 410-704-2007. 

Consortia Agreements 

Enrollment Services Center 233, 410-704-3104 

Students at TTJ may participate in consortia agreements between 
accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities. Consortia 
agreements are useful for students who wish to use part of their 
financial aid to pay for all or part of the tuition and fees at the par- 
ticipating institution. 

Students wishing to participate in a consortia agreement must: 

1. Be in good academic standing at TU. Students for whom an 
exception to suspension, dismissal or disenrollment has been 
made or who have been readmitted on probation are ineligible; 

2. Not have completed more than 64 credits at community colleges 
or more than 90 total credits at all schools attended, including 
TU; 

3. Be enrolled for a minimum of 3 credits at TU, and must have 
financial aid for the specific period; 

4. Obtain from the appropriate TU academic department(s) verifi- 
cation that the courses selected are transferable in accordance 
with current transfer credit policies and procedures; 

5. Not attempt to repeat courses at the participating institution if 
they have been attempted at TU with an earned grade of C-, D+, 
D, F or FX. 

Note: Students do not need a consortia agreement if they register 
through either the Inter-Institutional Registration or Baltimore 



Student Exchange Programs (see section describing requirements). 

Students should also be aware that grades and credits earned 
through a consortia agreement are posted to the TU record and cal- 
culated in the academic totals. Accordingly, the Academic 
Standards Committee reserves the right of approval in some cases 
if the Pass grading option is elected on courses taken as part of a 
consortia agreement. 

For more information, contact Marilyn Leuthold, Enrollment 
Services, 410-704-3104. 

STUDY ABROAD 

Administration Building 

7720 York Road, Second Floor, 410-704-2451 

Fax: 410-704-4703 

E-mail: studyabroad@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/studyabroad 

Adam Grotsky, Director 

Tina Cavaluzzi, Assistant Director 

Liz Shearer, Adviser 

Claudia Jenkins, Programs Assistant 

The Study Abroad Office provides a wide range of overseas aca- 
demic experiences for Towson students. It plays an important role 
in the university's mission to internationalize the campus commu- 
nity and to provide all of its students with a broad knowledge and 
understanding of the global society. Currently, more than 300 stu- 
dents per year from a variety of disciplines participate in TU's study 
abroad and exchange programs. 

The Study Abroad Office provides the following services: coor- 
dinates and manages study abroad and exchange programs; advis- 
es interested and eligible students on incorporating an overseas 
experience in their undergraduate degree program; acts as a liaison 
for the student, academic departments and various administrative 
offices on campus, and foreign universities; and provides support 
services to students prior to, during, and following a study abroad 
experience. 

The university maintains relationships with various institutions 
abroad and U.S. -based organizations providing overseas study 
opportunities in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Mexico, the 
Caribbean, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. Specifically, the 
university coordinates programs with the following institutions 
abroad: 

Australia 
UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA 
www.utas.edu.au 

Fine Arts and Communication, Humanities, Natural and 
Physical Sciences, Liberal Arts, Theatre, Languages, 
Mathematics, Business and Economics, Biology 

Belgium 
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN SCHOOL OF 
MANAGEMENT 
www.iag.ucl.ac.be 
Business Studies, Management, French Language 

China 

RENMIN UNIVERSITY 
www.ruc.edu.cn/english/index.htm 
Chinese Language and Culture 

Denmark 

DENMARK INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM 

www.disp.dk 

Humanities, Social Sciences, International Business, Biology 

and Ecology, Architecture and Design 



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Egypt 
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO 

wvvw.aucegy pt.edu 

Business, Egyptology/Anthropology/Sociology, Arab Studies, 

Arabic Language, English, History, Journalism, Computer 

Science, Psychology, Political Science, Theatre, Mathematics, 

Development Studies, International Relations, Gender Studies, 

Film 

Finland 

HELIA: HELSINKI BUSINESS POLYTECHNIC 

wvvw.helia.fi 

International Business, Business Administration, Information 

Technology, International Marketing, Modern Languages 
and Business Studies 

France 
ROUEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (IFI) 
www.ifi-rouen.com 

French Language and Culture and Civilization, Business 
and Marketing, European Cultural Studies, Languages 

Germany 
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITY AT OLDENBURG 

www.uni-oldenburg.de 

German Language, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Natural 
Sciences, Fine Arts and Communication, Business and 
Economics 

Italy 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ROME 

www.aur.edu 

Italian Language and Culture, Humanities, Social Sciences, 

Business and Economics, Fine Arts 

STUDIO ARTS CENTER INTERNATIONAL (SACI) 

www.saci-florence.org 

Italian Language and Literature, 'Studio Arts, Art History 

and Conservation, Humanities 

Japan 

KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY 

www.kansai-gaidai-u.ac.jp 

Japanese Language, History, Business and Economics, 

Religion, Social Sciences, Literature, Art 

Russia 

ST PETERSBURG ELECTROTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY 

www.eltech.ru/English/index.htm 

Russian Language, Public Relations 

South Africa 
INTERSTUDY 

www.interstudy.org 

All fields of study at most of the major universities in South 

Africa 

South Korea 
AJOU UNIVERSITY 
www.ajou.ac.kr 

Business Administration, Engineering, Humanities, 
Information and Communication, Natural and Social Sciences 

Spain 
ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY MADRID CAMPUS 
http://spain.slu.edu 
Selected Fields of Study 



UNIVERSITAS CASTELLAE, VALLADOLID 

www.universitascastellae.ed 
Spanish Language, Hispanic Studies 

United Kingdom 

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY 

www.brunel.ac.uk 

Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Health Professions, 

Music and Modern Drama 

DARTINGTON COLLEGE OF ARTS 

www.dartington.ac.uk 

Theatre 

DeMONTFORT UNIVERSITY 

www.dmu.ac.uk 

Asian and American Studies, Performing and Fine Arts, 
Design, Languages, Humanities, Media Studies, International 
and American Studies, Education 

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 

www.gsa.ac.uk 

Design, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, 

Ceramics, Textiles, Jewellery, Environmental Art, 

Visual Communication 

INSTEP: THE INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AND 

POLITICAL STUDIES 

www.transit Lfreeserve.co.uk 

Politics, Law, Economics, Business, Political Economy, 

Social Sciences, Internships 

LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY 

www.lmu.ac.uk 
Film 

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY 

www.mdx.ac.uk 

Art and Design, Business, Management and Economics, 

Performing Arts, Humanities, Music, Education, Languages, 

Geography, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Health 

and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science 

TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC 

www.tcm.ac.uk 

Music 

UNIVERSITY OF EXETER 

www.exeter.ac.uk 

Computer Science, English, Geography and Archeology, 

Historical, Political and Sociological Studies, Mathematics, 

Modern Languages, Performance Arts, Psychology 

UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND 

wwTv.sunderland.ac.uk 

Fine Arts and Communication, Natural and Health Sciences, 

Business Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Social 

and International Studies 

Multiple Countries 
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN STUDY 

www.aifs.org 

Most Fields of Study 

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY 

www.aiuniv.edu 
Selected Fields of Study 



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ARCADIA UNIVERSITY 
www.arcadia.edu/cea 
Most Fields of Study 

AUSTRALEARN 
www.australearn.org 
Most Fields of Study 

BUTLER UNFVERSITY 

www.isabutler.org 
Most Fields of Study 

COLLEGE CONSORTIUM FOR INTERNATIONAL 
STUDIES 

www.ccisabroad.org 
Most Fields of Study 

COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL 

EXCHANGE 

www.ciee.org 

Most Fields of Study 

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY 
www.fsu.umd.edu/admin/cie.htm 
Selected Fields of Study 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM 

www.isep.org 

Most Fields of Study 

SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING 

www.worldlearning.org 

Experiential-based Fields of Study 

TOWSON UNIVERSITY FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS 

www.towson.edu/studyabroad 

Short-term summer and Minimester programs in various 

countries led by a Towson University faculty member 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK 

www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/UgradInfo/opportunities/ 

StudyAbroad 

Offers study abroad programs in a wide variety of locations 

and disciplines 

The length of programs varies from one semester to a year, 
Minimester or during the summer. Many programs focus on spe- 
cific academic disciplines, while others emphasize language study, 
independent study or an internship combined with traditional 
course work. Academic credit can be applied toward fulfilling 
requirements and electives for degree programs. 

University financial aid may be applied to all TU study abroad 
and exchange programs. The following scholarships are available 
for study abroad through Towson University: Institutional Study 
Abroad Scholarship, Maryland International Education 
Association Scholarships for Study Abroad, National Security 
Education Program. Contact the Study Abroad Office for informa- 
tion. 

Each semester, weekly information sessions are conducted by the 
Study Abroad Office to provide students with preliminary infor- 
mation about overseas study opportunities and procedures. Call 
the office at 410-704-2451, or visit our Web site for the current 
schedule of sessions. Students should attend an information session 
at least one year prior to their intended study abroad experience. 
Study abroad advisers are available by appointment to meet with 
students who have attended a preliminary information session. 
During an advising appointment, students can expect to receive 
information and advice on study abroad program options and how 
to choose an appropriate program, as well as financial aid and 



scholarship information, specific course information, transferring 
credit, registration, housing, etc. Students are also advised on how 
to obtain passports, visas, the International Student Identification 
Card and other necessary travel documents. Pre-departure orienta- 
tion sessions are conducted each semester for students who have 
been accepted to a study abroad program. Students are required to 
attend these informative sessions which address many critical issues 
such as health, safety, travel and culture shock. The office main- 
tains a resource area for students with program/course catalogs, 
videos, scholarship and financial aid resources, travel guides, and 
miscellaneous international publications. 

For further information, contact a study abroad adviser at 410- 
704-2451, or visit the office to pick up an information packet. 

NON-TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE 
PROGRAMS 

Enrollment Services Center 223, 410-704-2471 
The Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs oversees 
the following programs and services: Non-Degree Student 
Enrollment, Teacher Certification, Second Bachelor's Degree, 
College in Escrow, Golden I.D. (senior citizen tuition waiver), and 
Credit for Prior Learning. 

The academic policies described in the Admissions, University 
Curriculum, and Academic Regulations sections of this catalog 
apply to students in the above programs unless otherwise specified. 

Admission 

Admission is the official acceptance of a student as a degree candi- 
date by the TU Office of Admissions or the Second Bachelor's 
Degree Office. Registration is the enrollment in courses for a par- 
ticular semester. Persons who meet the criteria for non-degree 
enrollment (outlined below) may register for courses without for- 
mal admission to the university. Eligibility requirements for formal 
admission and deadlines are detailed in the Admissions section of 
this catalog. 

Non-Degree Students 

Students who wish to enroll as non-degree students (not formally 
admitted by the university) must complete and submit an 
Enrollment Form to the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate 
Programs before registering. Persons who have been denied admis- 
sion to TU because of academic ineligibility are not permitted to 
attend as non-degree students. They may, however, transfer to 
Towson University after attending another college or university if 
they meet TU's transfer admission requirements (see Guidelines for 
Transfer Admission in this catalog). Persons who have graduated 
from high school within the last two years are not eligible to attend 
TU as a non-degree student during the fall or spring semesters. 
They must formally apply for admission through the Office of 
Admissions. 

Non-degree students are expected to maintain the following 
Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) based on calculable 
grades at Towson University as indicated below: 



Credit Hours 

(includes Towson credits only) 

9-29.5 

30-59.5 

60 and above 



Minimum CQPA 
1.50 
1.75 
2.00 



Students who fail to meet the criteria for good academic standing 
outlined above will be sent letters of warning. After being warned, 
if students do not maintain good academic standing in any subse- 
quent semester, their enrollment will be permanently discontinued. 
Non-degree students may apply for formal admission as degree 
candidates according to published deadlines, and admission will be 
based on a competitive QI'A and space availability. Advising is 



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available through the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate 
Programs, the Academic Advising Center, and the Office of 
Admissions. 

The following policies apply for non-degree students who wish 
to earn a degree at TU: 

1. No catalog will be assigned until you are formally admitted as 
a degree candidate. You must complete the requirements list- 
ed in your assigned catalog. Please note: It is to your benefit 
to be formally admitted as soon as you are eligible. 

2. You must complete the final 30 credits of your degree in resi- 
dence at TLI. 

3. You must complete the final 1 5 credits of your degree at TU as 
a degree candidate. 

4. Transfer credits earned at another institution will not be eval- 
uated until you are formally admitted as a degree candidate. 
Academic advising received prior to formal admission will not 
be considered binding by Towson University. 

International students who are on a visa of any type may not 
enroll as non-degree students without written permission from the 
International Student and Scholar Office. Non-native English 
speakers will be tested in English and placed in remedial English 
courses if needed. 

Teacher Certification 

Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to take 
courses (including student teaching) to become certified to teach in 
the state of Maryland should contact the Center for Professional 
Practice, located' in Hawkins Hall, room 302B, 410-704-2567. 
Students must complete a Teacher Certification Enrollment Form 
in order to register. The form is available in the Center for 
Professional Practice and should be submitted to the Office for 
Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs. Certification students 
will be advised by the appropriate department in the College of 
Education. 

Students taking courses for recertification do not need to file an 
application with the Center for Professional Practice. They only 
need to file the Non-Degree Enrollment Form with the Office for 
Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs (see section above on 
Non-Degree Students). 

Non-Degree Immunization 

All non-degree students enrolled in 6 or more credits will be 
required to submit immunization records. For more information, 
contact the Dowell Health Center at 410-704-2466. 

Second Bachelor's Degree 

The Second Bachelor's Degree Program is designed to meet the 
needs of college graduates who wish to attain proficiency in anoth- 
er major field. To be eligible for admission, applicants must hold a 
baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and 
must have a 2.00 Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) from 
all previously attended institutions. 

A maximum of 90 transferable credits of undergraduate course 
work will be applied toward the second bachelor's degree. In addi- 
tion, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence 
at TTJ and meet all the requirements of the "new" major. At least 
one-half of the "new" major credits must be completed at Towson 
since the completion of the first degree. Each student must com- 
plete an advanced writing course. All other General Education 
requirements are considered to have been met through the first 
degree. 

Those interested in learning more about the program or receiv- 
ing an application should call 410-704-2471. Deadlines for fall 
and spring admission are June 15 and November 15, respectively. 
Some screened/competitive majors have earlier deadlines and sepa- 
rate applications. 



Second bachelor's degree candidates may qualify for departmen- 
tal honors, the Dean's List, and/or graduation with honors (60 
credit hours at TU required). Please refer to the Academic 
Regulations section of this catalog for criteria. 

College in Escrow 

The College in Escrow Program is designed for high school stu- 
dents who want to take courses at Towson for college credit. 
Students must have a B average and approximately 1100 on SATs 
(or llOonPSATs). 

The program allows students to: 

• Experience college first-hand. 

• Take courses not offered at the high school level. 

• Earn college credit. 

College in Escrow students enroll in regular credit courses at 
Towson during the summer sessions or the fall and spring semesters 
and attend class right along with other college students. They may 
take any TU course, provided the prerequisites have been met. 

Golden I.D. Program: Senior Citizens 

Retired Maryland residents, 60 years of age or older, are eligible for 
the Golden I.D. senior citizen tuition waiver program. Golden I.D. 
students may enroll for up to 11 credits in the fall and spring semes- 
ters (and 8 credits in the summer session) and pay a discounted fee 
rate. Participants may take courses for audit or credit on a space- 
available basis (special format courses and CEP programs are 
excluded). To apply for a Golden I.D. card and find out the current 
fee rates, stop by the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate 
Programs in the Enrollment Services Center. 

Credit for Prior Learning 

TU recognizes that some students may have acquired abilities 
through life experience, personal study, and/or military course 
work. The Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) Program offers an 
opportunity for students to receive college credit by taking "chal- 
lenge" tests in the area of their proficiency, presenting portfolios, 
and providing documentation of military course work/experiences. 

A maximum of 45 credits for "non-traditional learning" may be 
granted with a grade of PE through the Credit for Prior Learning 
Program (this includes any CLEP credit granted in transfer). CPL 
credits can be used to fulfill GURs/GenEds, electives, and/or major 
requirements. Students must be degree candidates with at least a 
2.00 cumulative QPA to have CPL credits recorded on the TU tran- 
script. Please note that some academic departments may accept a 
lower maximum number of CPL credits toward the major. Please 
check with the major department first to find out if such restric- 
tions exist. 

Different ways to earn CPL credits at Towson University are 
described below: 

Departmental Exams 

TU offers departmental "challenge" exams in Biology, Chemistry, 
Economics, Health Science, Mathematics, Modern Languages and 
Psychology. Students' achievement in a particular test must be 
equal or superior to that of students having earned a grade equiva- 
lent of 2.00. Although departmental standards for granting credit 
may exceed this minimum, credit may not be granted when 
achievement is below 2.00 level work. Departments may also offer 
advanced placement with no credit given based on an individual- 
ized assessment. 

CLEP (College Level Examination Program) 

TU offers, and grants credit for, the following computerized 
CLEP tests: 

Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social 
Science/Historv. Tests are also offered in Accounting (ACCT 201, 
202), Business Law (LEGE 226), Economics (ECON 201, 202), 



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Marketing (MKTG 341), Management (MNGT 361), Computer 
Science (COSC 111), Freshman Composition (ENGL 102), 
American Literature (ENGL 230), English Literature (ENGL 221, 
222), Educational Psychology (PSYC 201), and Sociology (SOCI 
101). For information regarding the minimum passing scores for 
CLEP tests, call 410-704-2471. 

Individualized Assessments 

Students who wish to earn credit for courses which do not have 
standard departmental or CLEP exams may contact the academic 
department to determine if individualized assessment is possible. 
This type of assessment may include portfolio review, oral or writ- 
ten examination, demonstration (e.g., dance or music), or written 
report/paper. 

Military Course Work/Experience 

TU is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). 
Students who have served or are currently serving in the United 
States military may receive college credit for basic training, military 
occupational specialties, and other military course work. Official 
documentation must be submitted. Work will be evaluated per the 
Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed 
Services by the American Council on Education (ACE). 

For further information on the Credit for Prior Learning Program, 
call the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs, 410- 
704-2471. 

MILITARY SCIENCE PROGRAMS 

Towson offers students who are interested in officer training for the 
military several opportunities to pursue that training. 

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Credit 

TLI will accept transfer credit hours earned from a recognized 
ROTC Program sponsored by an accredited college or university. 
Such credits will be considered upper- or lower-level credits as 
defined by the transferring school, and are applicable as elective 
credits toward a TU degree. ROTC credits are considered to be 
non-traditional credits and are part of a maximum of 45 non-tra- 
ditional credits allowed by academic policy. 

U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) 

Towson University offers Army ROTC to its students through a 
cooperative agreement among Loyola College, TU, and the U.S. 
Army. 

The primary objective of the ROTC Program is to prepare select- 
ed students with potential to serve as commissioned officers in one 
of the three components of the U.S. Army — Active Army, National 
Guard and Army Reserve. The program is totally voluntary and is 
conducted in two phases — the basic course and the advanced 
course. 

The basic course is taken in the freshman and sophomore years. 
No military commitment is incurred during this time, and students 
may withdraw, as with any other course, through the end of the 
second year. The basic course is available as an elective to all qual- 
ified students. 

TU students who decide after either their freshman or sopho- 
more years that they are interested in the ROTC Program may 
attend a special ROTC Basic Camp. This camp will fully substitute 
for the first two years of on-campus study. This camp is held for 
six weeks during the summer, and all participants receive pay and 
allowances. 



Normally, students must have a minimum of two years of college 
remaining before graduation in order to join ROTC. However, on 
a case-by-case basis, students who will commit themselves to 
attending graduate school in order to meet the two- year require- 
ment may be permitted to enroll. 

Except for veterans, the basic course or a basic camp must be 
successfully completed prior to entering the advanced course. 

The advanced course is normally taken in the final two years of 
college. A paid, six-week advanced camp is held during the sum- 
mer between the junior and senior years. 

Army ROTC graduates may serve three or four years, or an 
entire career on active duty, or request Reserve Forces Duty (RED) 
and serve as little duty as three months on active duty. The remain- 
der of their obligation is spent in the Army Reserve or the Army 
National Guard where they assume roles equally important to 
those of their active duty counterparts. 

Specialized branch assignments are made in the students' senior 
year which will determine the nature of their duties once they are 
commissioned. These specialized assignments are based largely 
upon students' majors and personal preferences. 

Prior to graduation and commissioning, the senior student will 
make known personal preferences regarding the geographical area 
of the world in which he or she desires to serve his or her first tour 
upon entering the active Army. 

The Army awards scholarships on a competitive basis to out- 
standing young men and women who are interested in serving in 
the active or reserve components of the U.S. Army. Details of the 
ROTC scholarship program are available from the Office of 
Financial Aid. All TU students are eligible to apply. 

Enrollment for ROTC is done through the Military Science 
Department at Loyola College. Contact the Military Science 
Department at 410-617-2387 for class days and times. Generally, 
freshmen and sophomores have classes on Monday and Wednesday 
afternoons at Towson. Juniors and seniors attend classes at Loyola 
on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

Air Force ROTC 

Air Force ROTC is available to students at Towson University 
through an agreement with the University of Maryland, College 
Park. Air Force courses are scheduled so that students from 
Towson University may complete most AFROTC requirements 
during one morning per week at the College Park campus. In addi- 
tion, students at Towson are eligible to compete for all AFROTC 
scholarships; 4-, 3-, and 2-year scholarships pay for total tuition 
and fees at both the University of Maryland and Towson 
University, for all required books, and provide a $100 per month 
subsidy for both pilot and navigator training programs. Upon grad- 
uation from Towson University and completion of the AFROTC 
curriculum at the University of Maryland, students will be com- 
missioned second lieutenants in the Air Force. Students who are 
interested in the Air Force ROTC can contact: Air Force ROTC, 
Det. 330, Cole Field House, Room 2126, University of Maryland, 
College Park, MD 20742; telephone: 301-314-3242/7649/7644. 



Academic Regulations 



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Academic Regulations 

An education from Towson University includes a broad liberal arts 
base and a strong knowledge of one or more major fields of study. 
To ensure that the Towson degree continues to have weight and 
meaning, and that it signifies student work meeting or exceeding a 
particular level of excellence, the universin.- insists that certain stan- 
dards and policies apply to all undergraduate students. These poli- 
cies are published every year in this catalog, and any revisions are 
effective as of the date of the catalog's publication (unless otherwise 
stated). 

The Academic Standards Committee, comprising faculty, admin- 
istrators and students, meets regularly to formulate policy and to 
review appeals from students asking for exceptions to policies. 

Students who wish an exception must appeal in writing to the 
Academic Standards Committee, c/o Enrollment Services. Appeals 
must be written by students. Letters received from third parties will 
be considered only as support of students' appeals. Letters of 
appeal should be as brief as possible, concise, and must include all 
pertinent academic information, including, when appropriate, sup- 
porting documentation. All appeals receive a written response from 
the comminee. 

This section will explain the policies and regulations that govern 
academic standards at Towson. 

DEFINITIONS OF TERMS 

A credit is the value given generally to one SO-minute class (or its 
equivalent) meeting weekly for a semester. This means that a class 
meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 9:50 a.m. or 
Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9:15 a.m. will be a 3-credit 
course. Most classes fit this format. Classes that require laborato- 
ry or studio time in addition to lecture time will usually merit an 
extra credit, becoming 4-credit courses, just as those requiring less 
class time will merit fewer credits. The course description section of 
the catalog lists the number of credits each course carries. Faculty 
expect students to spend at least two hours reading, writing and 
doing research outside of class for each hour spent in class. 

A semester is 14 weeks of instruction, exclusive of final examina- 
tions. The work covered in one college semester is approximately 
equal to that done in one year of high school. 

Semester of Study. Each semester in which students register and do 
not cancel or withdraw before the first day of classes counts as a 
semester of study. 

Minimester is an intensive condensed term in January that allows 
students to take courses that lend themselves to a highly focused 
format (15 hours of instruction each week) to discuss ideas that 
interest students or that may fill a gap in their requirements. 
Students may take a maximum of 6 credits in this term. 

The Summer Term is made up of fotu' sessions of var>ing lengths, 
including an evening session, that allow students to complete regu- 
lar course work in a shorter period of time and fulfill degree 
requirements sooner. Students may take a maximum of 9 credits in 
any one session and a maximum of 15 credits in all sessions com- 
bined. 

Credit-Hour Load. In a regular fall or spring semester students 
take about 15 credits (five, 3-credit courses). In the Minimester, 
students may take a maximum of 6 credits. Students may register 
for a maximum of 15 credits during the summer, but they may not 
take more than 9 credits during any one session. 

To be considered full-time, undergraduate students must be 
enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each term. For graduate 
students, the minimum is 9 credit hours each regular term. 



Excessive Credit Hour Loads. Degree candidates (formally admit- 
ted students) who have a 2.00 cumulative Qualit\' Point Average 
(QPA) will be able to register for 19 credits in a semester, and stu- 
dents who have at least a 3.25 cumulative QPA based on at least 30 
hours taken at Towson are eligible to carry up to 20 credits. 
Seniors in their last semester who have at least a 2.50 cumulative 
QPA and need 20 credits to graduate will be able to take that num- 
ber. Students whose cumulative QPA is 3.50 or higher based on 30 
qualirv' hours are eligible to take 21 credits. 

Degree candidates who do not meet the criteria above but wish 
to carry over 19 credits must obtain permission from Enrollment 
Services before registering for the excess. 

Prerequisites. Prerequisites are requirements imposed by an aca- 
demic department for certain courses within its curriculum. Such 
requirements may include, but are not limited to, other courses, a 
specific Quality Point Average, or class standing, (e.g., junior, sen- 
ior). Prerequisites may also include successful completion of 
screened requirements, where applicable, or successful completion 
of a specific test or examination, either departmental or standard- 
ized, where applicable. Prerequisites may also include department 
or instructor permission in addition to, or in lieu of, a specific 
course, testing, or class standing requirements. 

Departments are responsible for enforcing prerequisites. 
Students are advised to read carefully course descriptions found in 
the Undergraduate Catalog and to make sure they have met any 
prerequisites before registering for courses. Students who remain 
in courses without having met prerequisites, with or without the 
permission of the instructor, do so at their own risk. Failure to meet 
prerequisites and withdraw from a course by the published dead- 
line is not a basis for petitioning the Academic Standards 
Committee for an exception to academic policy. 

ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION 

Students who have applied for admission to degree candidacy and 
have been admitted must return their Enrollment Contract to 
acknowledge their acceptance of the universit)''s offer of admission. 
After they do this, they will receive information about academic 
advising and course registration. Orientation is available to new 
freshmen and transfer students prior to the beginning of the semes- 
ter. The process in which students select courses and have those 
courses entered into the computer is called registration. 

Each semester students receive information regarding the num- 
ber of credits they have earned to establish their registration date. 
Students are encouraged to see their adviser before they register. 
Students who have no adviser may check with their major depart- 
ment or, if thev have no major, with the Academic Advising Center 
(Lecture Hall,'410-704-2472). 

After students have met with their advisers, they plan their 
schedules online at http://students.towson.edu and register online 
at http://students.towson.edu. Students may also register in person 
at the Enrollment Services Center, room 223. First-year students 
must meet with an adviser before they will be allowed to register. 
Non-degree students (those not formally admitted to the universitv') 
are encouraged to seek advising at least once each academic year. 

Important. Students may not attend a class until they register for 
that class, and they must satisfy all financial obligations to the insti- 
tution before they register. 



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Special Format Courses 

Directed readings and independent studies are examples of special 
format courses. Students may not apply more than 12 credit hours 
of special format courses toward graduation. Departments may set 
limits for fewer credit hours, but they may not exceed the maxi- 
mum of 12 credit hours set by the University Curriculum 
Committee. Because of the concentrated nature of these courses, 
students are advised to take no more than 6 hours of upper-level 
special format courses per semester. 

Pass Grading Option 

Students may elect to be graded on a Pass basis for a maximum of 
12 hours toward their degree. If students register for more than 12 
hours under the Pass option, only 12 will apply toward graduation. 
This option is not available for courses required toward a major, 
minor, or for certification in teacher education unless special per- 
mission is obtained from the department chairperson. Students 
must make all changes to the option before the published with- 
drawal deadline each term. In order to elect this grading option, 
students must complete a Change of Schedule Form in the 
Enrollment Services Center, room 223. 

Students electing this option must earn a grade equivalent of 
2.00 (C) or higher in order to receive the Pass (PS) grade, which is 
not calculated in the average. Students who earn below the grade 
equivalent of 2.00 (C-) will earn that grade, which will be calculat- 
ed. Refer to Grades/Grading for more information. 

Auditing Courses 

Students may audit a course with the permission of the instructor. 
An audited course will be graded AU and will not apply toward the 
degree. Students may elect the audit option at any point up to the 
withdrawal deadline by presenting a completed Change of Schedule 
Form with the instructor's signature to Enrollment Services Center. 
If students then choose not to elect this option, they must follow 
the same procedure, including obtaining the instructor's signature, 
to remove the option up to the withdrawal deadline. 
Students are advised that audited courses: 

• do not count as part of the semester's credit hour load 

• do not count as part of the semester or cumulative totals 

• do not apply toward graduation unless repeated later for credit 

• will be graded AU 

• will be graded AUX if the student registers for a course as an 
audit and fails to attend 

• may not be used to repeat a course for which credit has 
already been earned 

• are billed at the same rate as credit courses 

CHANGING A SCHEDULE 

All changes in students' schedules of classes (adding or dropping a 
course or change in sections, credits or grading option) are valid 
only if students complete a Change of Schedule Form and file it 
with Enrollment Services. Students who do not complete the 
Change Form and turn it in by the deadline (available online at 
http://students.towson.edu) will not receive credit for classes 
attended but not formally added. A grade of F or FX will be record- 
ed in courses not formally dropped. 

Information on making schedule changes is online at 
http://students.towson.edu. 

Adding a Class. Students may add classes to their schedules during 
the first week of classes using a Change of Schedule Form (avail- 
able in departmental offices or from Enrollment Services). Because 
each department has different procedures for adding classes (some 
require faculty signature and departmental stamp; others only a 
stamp), students need to check the procedures each semester online 
at http://students.towson.edu. 



Students may not enter a class after the change of schedule peri- 
od (first week of classes) ends. Exceptions are considered only with 
written authorization from the department chair and dean. 

Dropping a Class. Students may drop a class up to the deadline 
available online at http://students.towson.edu. 

• If they drop during the change of schedule period (the first week 
of classes), no grade is recorded. 

• If they drop courses after the change of schedule period but with- 
in the withdrawal period, a grade of W is recorded on the tran- 
script. There is no academic penalty associated with 
theW. 

Students who do not officially drop courses during the estab- 
lished time periods receive grades in the courses (A to F or FX) as 
determined by the instructors. 

Withdrawal after the deadline. Students with documented medical 
problems or verified circumstances beyond their control may 
request to withdraw from one or more courses without academic 
penalty after the established deadline. Documentation must accom- 
pany the request. If the request is approved, a grade of W will be 
recorded. Requests must be submitted prior to the beginning of 
final examinations. 

Sometimes new students who have not yet begun classes decide 
not to attend (cancellation), or continuing students need to with- 
draw completely from the university (withdrawal). 

A. Cancellation of Enrollment. Newly admitted undergraduate 
students who decide not to attend the university before or dur- 
ing the first week of classes of the semester for which admis- 
sion was approved must notify the Office of Admissions in 
writing. Their admission file will be canceled accordingly, and 
they will be required to submit an additional application for 
any future entrance date. 

B. Selective (Course) Withdrawals. Students may request selective 
withdrawals (while maintaining enrollment in other courses) 
after the withdrawal deadline by coming to Enrollment 
Services Center, room 223. All such requests, accompanied by 
appropriate documentation, must be received prior to the 
beginning of final examinations. Those received after this 
point must be appealed to the Academic Standards 
Committee. Appeals for retroactive selective withdrawals (i.e., 
received after final examinations begin) are rarely granted. For 
information on complete retroactive withdrawals, refer to 
item C below. 

C. Complete (University) Withdrawals. Complete withdrawals 
are more likely to be given consideration. Appropriate med- 
ical documentation must accompany all requests. 

Degree candidates who wish to withdraw from the university 
should obtain an Official Withdrawal Form from Enrollment 
Services Center, room 223, complete the necessary informa- 
tion, and submit it to that office. 

If a semester is in progress, students who withdraw after the 
last date to drop a course with a grade of W will earn the 
grade of F or FX unless the withdrawal is for medical reasons 
or other extenuating circumstances. 
D. Re-enrollment. Previous degree candidates who have missed 
more than one semester must apply for readmission through 
Enrollment Services. Forms are available in the Enrollment 
Services Center, room 223. The deadlines for readmission arc 
August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring 
semester 
Readmitted students must comply with the GenEds/GURs that 
were published in the Undergraduate Catalog at the time they were 
originally admitted to Towson, provided no more than 10 years 
have elapsed. 



Academic Regulations 



Students who withdraw from the university, enroll elsewhere, 
and return to Towson after having completed transfer course work 
cannot qualify for a transfer option (pre-1996 catalogs) or a trans- 
fer package (1996 and later catalogs). This option is available only 
upon initial admission. (Refer to the Admissions section of this 
catalog.) 

Students who officially withdraw must comply with the compe- 
tency standards (required developmental courses) in effect at the 
time of readmission if the standards were not met prior to with- 
drawal. 

CLASS STANDING 

Students are classified according to the number of credit hours 

earned: 

Freshman 0-29.5 credit hours 

Sophomore 30-59.5 credit hours 

Junior 60-89.5 credit hours 

Senior 90 credit hours and above 

CLASS ATTENDANCE/ABSENCE POLICY 

1. Students are expected to attend all classes. Consistent atten- 
dance offers the most effective opportunity for students to under- 
stand concepts, materials and expectations of those courses in 
which they are enrolled. Although some courses do not use atten- 
dance as a criterion for grading, there are others where in-class par- 
ticipation is an integral part of the course. Examples include, but 
are not limited to, seminars and courses that require public speak- 
ing, laboratories, language learning, group discussions or student 
teaching. Frequent absences from these types of courses, whether 
excused or unexcused, may affect the final grade. 

Faculty who use absences as a factor in grading must explain in 
the course syllabus what effect even an excused absence might have 
on the evaluation of a student's work. 

2. It is policy of the university to excuse the absences of students 
for the following reasons: 

• illness or injury when the student is unable to attend class 

• religious observance where the nature of the observance pre- 
vents the student from attending class 

• participation in university activities at the request of universi- 
ty authorities (e.g., Intercollegiate Athletics, Forensics Team, 
Dance Company, etc.) 

• compelling verifiable circumstances beyond the control of the 
student. 

Students requesting an excused absence must provide documen- 
tation to the instructor two weeks prior to the scheduled absence 
when known in advance or as soon as possible when not known in 
advance. 

3. Absences that do not fall into any of the categories outlined in 
item number two are unexcused. Faculty may set a limit on the 
number of unexcused absences. 

4. Students who are absent from class are responsible for any 
missed work, assignments, or assessments (e.g., quizzes, tests, 
papers, etc.). Faculty members are required to allow students with 
documented excused absences to make up missed work or assign- 
ments when this is feasible. When the nature of the assignment 
makes this impossible, faculty members should attempt to make a 
reasonable adjustment of the assignment. 

Students who will be representing TU at events, conferences, or 
other official activities should obtain a Notification of Absence 
from Class Form from the Office of Student Activities, University 
Union, room 217, to be given to their instructors to verify the 
excused absence. Students are encouraged to notify faculty of antic- 
ipated class absences as soon as they learn they will be missing 
class. Faculty should use their discretion regarding making up 
missed assignments and the ramifications of missing certain class 
periods. 



Important! Students who fail to appear for the first two class 
sessions, or the first session of evening classes, may forfeit their 
space in class. Instructors have the right to release these spaces to 
other students wishing to add the class to their schedules. Students 
who lose their spaces must officially withdraw from the course 
through Enrollment Services to avoid earning an FX grade for non- 
attendance. See the sections on Changing a Schedule and 
Grades/Grading for further information. 

GRADES/GRADING 

The Plus/Minus Grading System (4.00 scale, semester system), 
implemented in fall 1998, applies to all undergraduate students 
and cannot be applied retroactively to grades earned or recorded, 
including incomplete (I) grades or contested grades, before fall 
1998. 

Quality Points 
Grade Per Credit Hour 

A 4.00 

A- 3.67 

B+ 333 

B 3.00 

B- 2.67 

C+ 2.33 

C 2.00 

C- 1.67 

D+ 1.33 

D 1.00 

F 0.00 

FX 0.00 

Quality Point Averages 

The semester Quality Point Average (QPA) is computed in a three- 
part process: First, multiply the credit hours (quality hours) for 
each course taken in a semester by the quality points assigned to the 
grade earned in each course (see above). Second, total the quality 
hours and quality points for all courses taken in the semester. 
Third, divide the total number of quality points by the total num- 
ber of quality hours to find the QPA. 

The grades of S and U (satisfactory and unsatisfactory) are used 
primarily in those courses offered for development and selected 
courses that have been recommended by the academic departments 
and approved by the Academic Standards and University 
Curriculum committees. The grade of S denotes that work of 2.00 
level or higher has been completed and that students have attained 
a level of competence sufficient to advance to the next course. A 
grade of U is given to students whose work is below 2.00 level 
quality. S and U grades are not calculated in students' QPAs. 

The grade of PS (Pass) is assigned to a course selected on the Pass 
grading option when students earn a C grade or higher. Students 
who elect the Pass grading option and earn a grade of C- or below 
will have that grade recorded on the permanent record and used in 
calculation of the QPA. 

The grade of PE is assigned to those courses passed under the 
Credit for Prior Experience/Learning option. All grades are record- 
ed on students' permanent records, but are not calculated in stu- 
dents' QPAs. 

The grade of FX is calculated in students' QPAs. A grade of FX 
is given to students who never attend class or who stop attending 
during the semester without officially withdrawing. (If students 
have officially withdrawn, a grade of W will appear on the final 
class roster.) A grade of FX is given to students who stop attend- 
ing before they have completed more than half of the course work. 
Students who attend most classes but miss the final examination 
without a legitimate excuse, will receive a zero or F grade for the 
final examination and have that value or grade calculated with 
other grades earned during the semester to determine the final 
grade. 



Academic Regulations 



The grade of W is administrative, nonpunitive, and is not calcu- 
lated in students" QPAs. A grade of W is given to students w^ho 
officially withdraw from a course by the published withdrawal 
deadline each term. It is also given to students who obtain author- 
ization from the Academic Standards Committee to withdraw from 
a course or courses after the deadline. Such withdrawals must be 
based on documented medical difficulties or verifiable circum- 
stances beyond students" control. 

The grade of 1 is given to students by their instructors when ver- 
ifiable circumstances prevent students from completing a course 
within the term. The I grade should be given only in cases where 
students have completed most of the term and have a reasonable 
expectation of successfully completing the work required. It should 
not be given at a point earlier in the term when a withdrawal is 
appropriate. For more information on the Incomplete grade, see the 
section immediately following. 

Changing Grades and Changing Incompletes 
Incompletes may be granted toward the end of the term and only 
for verifiable medical reasons or for documented circumstances 
beyond the control of the student. Earlier in the term, a withdraw- 
al may be more appropriate. The grade ofl automatically becomes 
a grade of F 180 days from the end of the semester followmg the 
granting of an I unless changed to another letter grade. 

The grade of I may be extended by the instructor for a period not 
to exceed an additional regular semester if the conditions for grant- 
ing the original Incomplete still verifiably exist. To grant this exten- 
sion, the Change of Grade/Incomplete Form must be used. 

Although not part of the formal Incomplete grading option, as 
approved by the Academic Standards Committee, Incomplete 
Grade Agreement Forms may be used by faculty to establish a spe- 
cific time by which students must complete the work for a particu- 
lar course. This form may be used to supplement the issuance of 
the Incomplete grade on the Final Grade Roster. It allows faculty 
to designate a time prior to the end of the following semester of 
study for the course work to be completed. These forms are avail- 
able from each department's administrative assistant and are to be 
retained by the faculty member with a copy being issued to the stu- 
dent. Faculty members using the Incomplete Grade Agreement 
Form should also note on the Final Grade Roster the actual date by 
which the work is due (e.g., work due on July I ). 

It is the student's responsibility to complete the work required 
before 180 days has elapsed in order for the Incomplete to be con- 
verted to a regular grade. Students do not repeat the course in 
which the Incomplete was given. Instructors may specify an earli- 
er time by which the work required is due in order to remove the 
Incomplete. An Incomplete grade that is not resolved by the end of 
the next full semester of study, excluding summer and Minimester 
sessions, is converted to an F grade and is calculated in students' 
quality hours and QPAs. 

Grade changes, excluding I grades and repeated courses, must be 
submitted by the faculty member within one year. After one year, 
requests for grade changes may be made only for verifiable medical 
reasons and by petition to the Academic Standards Committee. 

Graduating seniors must resolve any outstanding Incomplete 
grades within 180 days following graduation. Specific dates for 
each graduating class are included in the correspondence from the 
Graduation Office. 



Unsuccessful Semester/Academic Clemency. The following guide- 
lines determine approval of the declaration of an Unsuccessful 
Semester: 

• Five full academic years must have elapsed since the semester in 
question. 

• Students must have completed at least 24 credit hours of 2.00 
level work at Towson University since the semester in question. 

• Only one Unsuccessful Semester can be granted in a student's 
academic career. 

Disagreements Related to Grading. Students who feel an earned 

grade is unjust must address their disagreements first to their 
instructor, who is primarily responsible for assigning grades. If the 
matter is not satisfactorily resolved through this approach and the 
issue warrants further consideration, students may then direct an 
appeal through the following channels: department chair/program 
coordinator, college dean, Division for Student Affairs. 

REPEATING COURSES 

When courses are repeated, students will receive credit for the 
course only once. Only the higher of the two grades will be calcu- 
lated in the Quality Point Average. The lower grade will remain on 
the record with the letter R preceding (e.g., RF, RX, RD, etc.) to 
indicate the course has been repeated. 

Effective fall 2003, the lower grade will remain on the record 
with a repeat included or excluded message, whichever is appropriate. 

Students may not make a third attempt of a course except with 
prior approval. Students must complete a Petition for a Third 
Attempt Form and submit it to Enrollment Services Center, room 
223, before registering for the course. Grades of W are administra- 
tive and are not considered as part of the repeated course proce- 
dure. Courses that have been accepted previously as transfer credit 
by TU or have been attempted or completed for credit at TU may 
not be repeated at other institutions. 

Courses in which low or failing grades were earned at Towson 
MUST be repeated at Towson in order for the record to be adjust- 
ed and the QPA to be recalculated. Grades earned at other institu- 
tions in courses for which grades were first earned at TU do not 
adjust grades earned at Towson, nor do thev alter the cumulative 
QPA. 

GOOD STANDING AND SATISFACTORY 

ACADEMIC PROGRESS 

Students are considered to be in good academic standing and mak- 
ing satisfactory academic progress toward the degree if they are 
permitted to continue enrollment at the university. Students who 
have been academically suspended and are later readmitted on pro- 
bation are not considered to be in good academic standing and 
might not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics, 
financial aid, housing or certain extracurricular activities. 

To remain in good academic standing, students must possess a 
minimum cumulative Quality Point Average based on the calculable 
grades at Towson University and accepted transfer credits as indi- 
cated below: 

MINIMUM QUALFFY POINT AVERAGE REQUIRED 

Minimum QPA 



Credits (includes Towson credits and 
accepted transfer credits) 
1-29.5 
30-59.5 
60 and above 



1.50 
1.75 
2.00 



Academic Regulations 



FAILURE TO REMAIN IN GOOD STANDING 

Students who fall below the level required for good academic 
standing are subject to the following actions: 

1. Academic Warning. The first time degree candidates fail to attain 
the minimum Quality Point Average required, according to the 
above table, they receive an academic warning and should 
receive additional academic advising. They must attain the min- 
imum QP.'X required by the end of the next spring semester of 
attendance or be academically suspended. If no further action is 
taken, the notice of academic warning will be removed from stu- 
dents' academic records upon graduation. Eligibility for housing, 
financial aid, and participation in intercollegiate athletics will be 
determined by the appropriate departments according to their 
established criteria. In accordance with policy, students w-ho are 
readmined on warning must also attain the minimum required 
QPA by the end of the spring semester following readmission or 
be academically suspended. 

Regardless of cumulative QPA, freshmen and sophomores on 
academic warning who earn at least a 2.00 semester average 
based on at least 12 quality hours will be automatically contin- 
ued on warning for one semester. 

2. Academic Suspension. Students failing to attain good standing in 
anv spring semester following academic warning are academi- 
cally suspended and may not attend the university for one semes- 
ter and the intervening Summer/Minimester sessions. 

If students complete course work elsewhere while on suspen- 
sion, Towson will NOT accept that work. Work remaining to 
resolve any Incomplete grades may be completed during suspen- 
sion. Academic suspension is noted permanently on students' 
academic records. 

Students who fail to attain good academic standing at the end 
of any fall semester following academic warning will be allowed 
to continue their enrollment for one additional semester. This 
Mid- Year Extended Warning will be permanently noted on the 
student's academic record. Failure to attain good academic 
standing at the end of the following spring semester will result in 
academic suspension. 

3. Academic Probation. After the suspension ends, students may be 
readmitted on academic probation, during which time they may 
enroll for a maximum of 13 credits per semester. They must also 
receive additional advising and may not register without written 
clearance from the Academic Advising Center. Academic proba- 
tion is noted permanently on students" academic records. 

Students on academic probation have three academic years or 
24 earned/qualitv' hours, whichever comes first, to attain good 
academic standing. If students attain good academic standing 
during probation but subsequently fall below the minimum 
requirements for good academic standing, they will be given a 
one-semester exception during which good academic standing 
must be attained. If they do not, they will be academically dis- 
missed. Otherwise, they are considered to be on academic pro- 
bation until they have either graduated or are academically dis- 
missed (see below). 

While on academic probation (not in good academic stand- 
ing), students may not complete course work elsewhere for trans- 
fer to Towson. 

4. Academic Dismissal. Students failing to attain good academic 
standing after the period of academic probation will be academ- 
ically dismissed. Academic dismissal is a final action and is 
noted permanently on students' academic records. Students who 
are academically dismissed cannot be readmined to the university 
in any capacity. 



TRANSFERRING WORK TO TOWSON 

The following regulations pertain to current TU students wishing 
to transfer course work from other institutions to Towson 
University. Only currently enrolled degree candidates in good aca- 
demic standing are eligible to transfer course work. 

Regulations Pertaining to Transfer Credit 

1. Towson students who wish to take courses at other accredited 
institutions with the intent of applying those credits toward a 
degree at Towson must complete a Petition to Transfer Credit 
Form, available in Enrollment Services Center, room 223). The 
petition may require the signature of the chair of the department 
in which the equivalent course is offered at Towson. Petitions 
must be completed and returned to Enrollment Services and 
approved by the Academic Standards Committee before regis- 
tration for the course(s) at another institution. 

2. Credit is accepted by Towson for courses completed at regional- 
Iv accredited colleges or universities. Only the courses and cred- 
its completed at other institutions are transferable to Towson. 
Grades and Qualitv- Points earned at other institutions are not 
transferable. Credit will count toward graduation but will not be 
used in calculating the academic average required for gradua- 
tion. 

3. Courses transfer to Towson as they were taken at the host insti- 
tution. For example, if a student completes a 200-level course at 
the host institution and transfers it to TU, the course will trans- 
fer as 200-level, even if the course's equivalent at TU is 300- or 
400-level. 

4. Courses transferred from two-year institutions cannot be used to 
satisfy the Advanced Composition degree requirement. Writing 
courses taken at four-year accredited institutions may be consid- 
ered as meeting this requirement upon request by students for 
evaluation by the appropriate academic department or, where 
necessary, by TO's Department of English. 

5. Transfer students. Courses that have been accepted previously 
for transfer credit by TU or have been anempted or completed 
for credit at TU may not be repeated at other institutions with 
the purpose of transferring them to TU. Courses in which a 
grade equivalent of 1.00 or higher has been earned at accredited 
Maryland institutions are transferable. However, courses in 
which a grade equivalent of 1.00 was earned and transferred to 
Towson cannot be applied toward a major or minor program. A 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required for major credit. 
Students must repeat at Towson any course previously trans- 
ferred with a grade below the 2.00 level in order to meet major 
requirements. 

6. Native students. Courses attempted at Towson may not be 
repeated at other institutions with the purpose of receiving cred- 
it at TU or adjusting the Towson record. (See Repeating 
Courses.) Students may not fail a course at TTI, repeat it at 
another college, and expect the course to transfer to the univer- 
sity. 

7. With prior permission, students may take courses for transfer to 
Towson University until they have attained 90 credits. However, 
no more than 64 credits may be transferred from an accredited 
two-year institution. 

8. Students are expected to complete the final 30 credits toward 
their degrees at Towson. Exceptions may be granted in cases of 
documented extraordinary circumstances. Students must peti- 
tion the Academic Standards Committee to transfer work after 
having earned 90 credits. Petitions must be presented before stu- 
dents register for courses at other institutions. 

Students with 90 or more credits seeking to transfer courses 
required toward the major or minor program must include with 
the petition a brief note from the department chair or program 
coordinator supporting the request and accepting the course and 
credits toward the major or minor. 



Academic Regulations 



TRANSCRIPTS OF ACADEMIC RECORDS 

The Records Office can normally process a transcript request with- 
in three to five working days, except during periods of increased 
demand at the end of each semester, when transcript requests may 
take longer to process. Regular transcript requests will be 
processed without charge. Rush transcripts, mailed within 24 
hours of the request, require a $10 service fee. Towson requires a 
written request. Requests must include dates of enrollment, full 
name at the time of enrollment, social security number and current 
address. All requests must have the signature of the requestor. 
Transcript Request Forms are available in Enrollment Services, or 
students may send a letter to the Records Office, Towson 
University, 8000 York Road (Enrollment Services Center, room 
223), Towson, MD 21252-0001. A fax is also acceptable: The fax 
number is 410-704-3443. 

GRADUATION 

Students who have successfully completed all requirements for a 
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 
Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Technical and Professional 
Studies degree are eligible for graduation. 

There are three graduation evaluation periods: December, May 
and August. Ceremonies are held in May and January. Note, how- 
ever, that attending the ceremony does not automatically denote 
graduation, since evaluation of records cannot be completed until 
all grades are available. You must apply for graduation in order to 
receive ceremony information. 

Applications for graduation must be completed online at 
http://onestop.towson.edu. 



Deadlines for applying are five to eight months prior to the 
expected graduation date: 

May graduation — apply by September 30 of year prior to 
graduation year 

August graduation — apply by March 30 of graduation year 
December graduation — apply by May 30 of graduation year 

When students have earned approximately 75 credits, the 
Academic Advising Center (Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472) prepares 
a Junior Audit of their progress toward fulfilling GenEd or GUR 
requirements. Students usually have at least a year following the 
audit to meet any outstanding requirements. Some academic 
departments will do an audit of major requirements at the same 
time. 

Important! Students must apply for graduation to begin the 
graduation clearance process. Refer to the University Curriculum 
and Academic Regulations sections of this catalog for additional 
graduation information. 

CLASS RANK 

Towson University calculates class rank for three set percentiles: 
the top 10th, 20th and 25th percentiles of the graduating class. 
The top 10th percentile is automatically posted to the transcript of 
these qualified graduates three months after the graduation date. 
This calculation is based on the whole Towson University record. 
Students in the top 20th or 25th percentile who would like the des- 
ignation posted on the record must request this by notif)'ing the 
Graduation Office in writing at 8000 York Road, Enrollment 
Services Center, room 221, Towson, MD 21252-0001. 




Undergraduate Planning Guide 



Undergraduate Planning Guide 

To help you think about the many wonderful opportunities avail- 
able to you at Towson University, here is a simple planning guide. 

• YEARl 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Explore off-campus part-time and summer jobs at the Career 
Center. 

Begin to build a career nenvork: seek faculty, staff, alumni and 
peers to discuss major/career choices. 

Study Abroad 

There are many exciting opportunities to discover around the 
world while you continue to earn credit at Towson. Towson stu- 
dents may choose to study abroad in almost any countr\', and in 
almost any subject area. Experiences that you have while overseas 
will give you new perspectives and will be valuable to future 
employers. 

You can study abroad in any year after your freshman year, but 
it pays to start planning one year ahead. 

Think about these questions: 

Do you want to perfea a language you have already acquired 
or learn a new one? 

Do vou have a preference for certain countries? Will your 
preference mean you should take that language at Towson before 
you study abroad? Plan accordingly! 

How long would you like to stay? Programs are available for 
an academic year, a semester, a summer or a Minimester. 

Will you want to take courses in your major or minor, or study 
something completely different? 

Anend a group advising session with the staff of the Study 
Abroad Office to see if this could be a good fit for you. 

Apply for study abroad scholarships during the year before you 
go abroad. See your financial aid adviser early in the year before 
you are thinking of going abroad. 

•YEAR 2 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Whether you seek a job after you graduate or attend graduate 
school, you will need references from your professors. Develop 
relationships with facult\- who teach subjects that interest you. 

Explore requirements for a related internship in your junior year. 

Study Abroad 

Attend a group advising session with the staff of the Study 
Abroad Office to see if this could be a good fit for you. 

Apply for study abroad scholarships during the year before you 
go abroad. See your financial aid adviser early in the year before 
you are thinking of going abroad. 



Graduate School 

Whether you plan to go on for graduate study or not, talk to 
your adviser or a faculrs' member you know about what graduate 
school is like and what might be the benefits of earning a master's 
degree or doctorate in any of the fields that interest you. 



•YEAR 3 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this seaion) 

Participate in campus leadership activities and career-related 
organizations. 

Seek major-related part-time, summer or on-campus employ- 
ment. 

Study Abroad 

There's still time to plan for study abroad in your senior year. 

Graduate School 

Fall semester: Browse through a college guide, such as Peterson's 
Guide, to get a feel for the admissions requirements, curriculum, 
and expectations of several schools that offer graduate programs in 
a field of your interest. 

Spring semester: Meet with your adviser in your major depart- 
ment to explore which schools offer the best graduate programs in 
your field of interest. Request admissions materials and catalogs 
from the three or four schools you might like to attend. 

Talk to your adviser about what, if any, graduate school exams 
you should take for entry into a program. Once the exams are 
decided upon, you should take them as early as possible because 
several of the e.xams can be retaken. 

•YEAR 4 

Career Choices (see the Career Action Plan in this section) 

Identib,- and research potential employers. 

Plan job search strategy. 

Investigate and pursue job openings. Use the resources available 
in the Career Center. 



Undergraduate Planning Guide 



Career Action Plan 



A satisfying and rewarding career doesn't happen overnight and is 
not necessarily the automatic outcome of a college education. 
Career development occurs gradually, throughout a person's life- 
time. It is the product of decisions made, knowledge acquired, 
experiences gained, and actions taken. The years associated with 
college are ones in which great strides in an individual's career 
development usually take place. 



Use your time at 


Freshmen 


Sophomores 


Juniors 


Seniors 


TU to shape the 


Assessment and 


Inquiry and 


Gaining Career 


Job Search 


future YOU desire. 


Awareness 


Exploration 


Experiences 


and Transition to 
World of Work 


Choose Major 


• Consult with FYE adviser 


• .Meet with faculty 


• Expand knowledge of 


• .Meet with career coun- 


about major options. 


advisers about 


major and its relation- 


selor at COC to discuss 


and Career 


• .Meet with career counselor 


major/career interests. If 


ship to possible careers. 


transition from school to 


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at COC to e-xplore major and 


unsure about major or 


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work. 




appropriate career paths. 


unclear about GenEd 


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• Identif)' and research 




• Use Discover, a comprehen- 


requirements, see 


school. 


potential employers. 




sive career computer pro- 


U.\AC. 


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• Use TU Alumni Career 




gram at COC. 


• -Meet again with career 


work. Set up informa- 


Network. 




• Register for GENL 121 


counselor at COC about 


tional interviews with 


• Plan job search strategy 




Personal Life and Career 


major/career choices. 


TU alumni, professionals 


at CC. 




Planning course. 


• Begin to build career 


in an area of interest. 


• Learn to market yourself 




• Read through the TU 


nerwork. 


and internship employ- 


effectively. Anend semi- 




Undergraduate Catalog. 


• Finalize declaration of 
major. 


ers. Obtain information 
at AR, CC, COC. 


nars sponsored by CC. 


Supplement 


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• Participate in campus 


• Continue to attend 


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major/career interests, e.g.. 


leadership actiWties. 


career-related events: job 


meetings of career- 


Academic 


Career Awareness Week. 


Contact OSA for infor- 


fairs, seminars, open 


related and professional 


# V ^ta ^p^ *p* ^to. ■ ■ ■ ■ ^ta 


• Visit career hbraries in CC, 


mation. 


houses, etc. 


organizations to build 


Studies 


COC, CL, pubhc libraries; 


• Continue to visit career 


• Assume an active role in 


network of contacts in 




browse W^X'W. 


libraries in CC, COC, 


clubs or organizations to 


chosen field. 




• Visit .\AC to improve study 


CL, public libraries; 


develop or enhance 


• Continue to attend 




skills. 


browse Vi'WW. 


leadership and other 


career-related events 




• Visit OS.^ for information of 


• .■\ttend career-related 


transferable skills. 


sponsored by CC, COC, 




campus activities. 


events sponsored bv CC, 
COC, U,\AC. 


• Get involved in career- 
related professional 
organizations. 


UAAC. 


Develop 


• Collect outstanding course 


• Continue collection of 


• Organize for presenta- 


• Submit completed port- 


work, projects, writing sam- 


portfolio materials. 


tion to employers. Solicit 


folio to adviser, depart- 


Portfolio 


ples, accomplishments, letters 


Include work-in-progress 


feedback on contents 


ment chair, and other 


of recommendation, photo- 


to show abilitv- to edit. 


from adviser, department 


professionals for 




graphs of activities, evalua- 


revise and improve. 


chaii; and professionals 


critique. 




tions, etc. 




in chosen field. 




Build Work 


• Identif) life and work 


• Increase marketabilin.'; 


• Seek and apply for an 


• Participate in the On- 


values with COC 


build transferable skills 


internship at CC. 


Campus Recruiting 


Experience 


inventories. 


through part-time and 


• Look for major-related 


Program via CC: job 


• E.xplore on-campus, off- 


summer jobs, FVC'S/CS, 


part-time, summer and/ 


fairs, on-campus inter- 


and Values 


campus, part-time and 


and volunteer work 


or FWS/CS positions at 


viewing, mock inter- 




summer jobs at CC. 


experiences. 


CC. 


views, information ses- 




• Consider an FWS/CS 


• Determine and test work 




sions and employer days. 




experience. 


values in part-time and 




Consider a second 




• Check out volunteer 


summer jobs. 




internship to increase 




opportunities at OSA. 


• Explore requirements for 
major-related internship 
in junior year. 




marketability. 


Create 


• Sign up for eRecruiting, a 


• .^dd new volunteer and 


• Use eRecruiting to 


• L'se eRecruiting and the 


FREE Web-based, resume- 


work experiences and 


update resume. 


emplovment services at 


Resume 


writing, and job-matching 


indicate new'ly developed 


• Continue to meet with 


CC. 


software, offered by CC. 


skills. 


CC staff for additional 


• Continue to update 






• Visit CC for resume 


resume reviews. 


resume. 






critique. 




• Prepare a list of 
references. 



AAC Academic Achievement Center 

410-704-2291 
AR Alumni Relations/410-704-2234 
CC The Career Center/410-704-2233 



Counseling Center 

Glen Esk 

410.704.2512 

www.towson.edu/studcmlifc/ccntcr 



CL Cook Librarv/4 10-704-2462 

COC Counseling Center/4 10-"04-25 12 
FWS/CS Federal Work Study/ 

Communit\' Service/410-704-2233 



The Career Center at Towson University 
7800 York Road, .3rd floor 

410.704.2233 
www.towson.cdu/carccrcentcr 



OSA Office of Student Activitics/4 1 0-704-3307 
SE Student Employmenl4 10-704-2233 
UAAC University Academic Advising 
Center/4 10-704-2472 



University Academic Advisinj; Center 

Lecture Hall 

410.704.2472 

w» w.lOH 5on.cdu/advising 



Undergraduate Admissions 



Undergraduate Admissions 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center, Second Floor 

410-704-2113 

Fax: 410-704-3030 

1-888-4TOWSON 

w'w^v.discover.towson.edu 

Please assist us in serving you by scheduling an appointment for an 

admissions interview or campus tour. 

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
(evening hours by appointment only) 
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. during academic year 
except holidays (check Web site for specific dates) 

Louise Shulack, Director 

Mark Jacque, Associate Director 

Angela Devito, Associate Director 

Stephanie Fowler, Associate Director 

Christine Collins, Senior Assistant Director 

Haley Klein, Assistant Director 

Inda Watrous, Assistant Director 

Tim Wolf, Assistant Director 

Brian Leak, Assistant Director 

Joetta McDowney, Assistant Director 

Gary Harner, Transfer Eraluator 

Jessica Hurst, Transfer Evaluator 

Lauren Dougherty, Transfer Evaluator 

WHEN TO APPLY 

The application deadlines below are for first-time, degree-seeking 
students. Application deadlines and policies for Second Bachelor's 
and non-degree students are listed under Non-Traditional 
Undergraduate Programs in this catalog. 

Freshmen: First semester of senior year of high school for the fall 

semester. 
Transfer Students: By November 15 for the spring semester; by 

February 15 for the fall semester. 
International Students: By November 15 for the spring semester; 

by June 1 for the fall semester. 
Mature Adults, Veterans and GED Students: By November 15 for 

the spring semester; by February 15 for the fall semester. 
Scholarship Candidates: By December 1 for the fall semester. 
Admission to Towson University is granted to applicants whose 
academic and personal qualifications give promise of academic suc- 
cess. The university reserves the right to close admissions when no 
space remains available. 

Students seeking freshman admission for the fall should file an 
application during the first semester of the senior year of high 
school. Students seeking transfer admission may file as early as 
October 1 for the following fall semester. Full-time applicants for 
the fall semester who would like to be considered for an Admissions 
scholarship should submit an application, high school or college 
transcript(s) and SAT I/ACT results no later than December 1. 

Applications received after the priority deadline are processed 
provided space is available in the entering class. Students who fail 
to enroll for at least one course during the semester for which they 
have been admitted as a degree candidate will have the offer of 
admission revoked because of normiatriculation. To enroll as a 
degree candidate for any subsequent semester, students must reap- 
ply and submit new application materials and pay all appropriate 
fees. 

Persons who have been denied admission to Towson University 
will not be permitted to attend as nondegree students. They may, 
however, transfer to the university if they meet transfer admission 



requirements after attending another college or university. Persons 
who have graduated from high school within the last two years 
must formally apply for degree-seeking status in order to attend the 
university. 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE 

1. An applicant for full-time admission may receive application 
materials from the guidance office of the secondary school, the 
counseling office of the junior/community college, or from the 
Office of Admissions of the university. Electronic, online applica- 
tions are also available through the Towson University Web site at 
www.discover.towson.edu. 

2. The applicant should complete the application and return it to 
the Office of Admissions with the appropriate application fee. The 
application fee is neither deferrable nor refundable. Each applicant 
is responsible for the office's receipt of his or her official high 
school transcript, including final grades with verification of gradu- 
ation, as it becomes available, and a completed transcript supple- 
ment (Guidance Counselor's Recommendation). The transfer appli- 
cant must forward official transcripts of all college work attempt- 
ed or completed, whether or not credit was earned, from all insti- 
tutions attended. 

3. The standardized test required for admission is the SAT I of 
the College Entrance Examination Board. All freshman applicants 
and transfer students with fewer than 30 transferable college-level 
credit hours must submit the results of this test sent to the director 
of Admissions. Students should take the test in the junior and/or 
senior year of high school. Students entering TU beginning fall 
2006 must submit SAT scores that include the new writing score. 
(See www.discover.towson.edu for updates as policy decisions are 
made.) Students who completed high school prior to 2006 may 
submit prior SAT test scores. Towson University's College Board 
identification code number is 5404. ACT results may be substituted 
for SAT I. 

4. Incomplete applications will be canceled. Approved applica- 
tions which remain incomplete for lack of final high school or col- 
lege transcripts will also be canceled. The applications of admitted 
students who do not enroll for the given semester will be canceled. 

5. All entering degree-seeking students born after December 31, 
1956, including new graduate students and transfers, will be 
required to demonstrate physician-documented proof of immunity 
to the following diseases: Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus, Polio, 
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. 

An Immunization Record Form is sent to every admitted student. 
The completed form, signed by a physician, must be returned to the 
Dowell Health Center by the time of orientation and registration. 
Students who fail to return the form or to correct any inadequacies 
in immunity status in a timely fashion will be blocked from the fol- 
lowing spring semester registration. (For those students entering in 
the spring semester, noncompliance will result in blocked registra- 
tion for the following fall semester.) The block will be lifted by 
Dowell Health Center as soon as the requirements are filled. 

The specific vaccine requirements are listed on the Immunization 
Record Form. Students are responsible for obtaining any immu- 
nizations needed to satisfy university requirements from their regu- 
lar source of medical care prior to arriving on campus. 

GUIDELINES FOR FRESHMAN ADMISSION 

Admission to Towson University is competitive based on the appli- 
cant pool and available space in the freshman class. Priority for 
admission is based on high school performance (in grades 9-11) as 
demonstrated by the grades earned. Strength and rigor of the cur- 
ricula are considered. Many applicants exceed minimum required 
course work and level of work in their high school curriculum. In 
some cases, senior mid-year grades are requested and considered in 
the review of an application. Performance on the SAT I or ACT is 
also evaluated. 

Freshman candidates will be expected to have completed four 
(Carnegie) units of English (including one each of composition. 



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English literature and American literature), three units of social 
sciences, three units of lab science, three units of mathematics 
(Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry), two units of a foreign lan- 
guage (some technology, computer science and sign language cours- 
es may be substituted) and six elective units. Any applicant whose 
high school transcript does not include this combination of cur- 
riculum requirements may be admitted with the understanding that 
select deficiencies must be completed during the first semester of 
the freshman year at Towson. Students who are admitted under 
this condition and who fail to complete the stipulated courses with- 
in the first semester will have their degree candidacy withdrawn. 
High school-level reading, writing and mathematics courses taken 
at Towson will not carry graduation credit. 

GUIDELINES FOR TRANSFER ADMISSION 

To be considered for transfer, students must have completed a min- 
imum of 30 semester hours of transferable college-level work and 
be in good academic standing; this cannot include remedial or 
preparatory courses or nontraditional course work, such as Credit 
for Prior Experience/Learning, Military Science, the College Level 
Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES, USAFI, ACE evalua- 
tions, etc. Students with fewer than 30 transferable semester hours 
must comply with the requirements for incoming freshmen and 
possess the minimum transfer GPA. 

The requirements for transfer admission vary, depending on the 
total number of transferable credit hours completed and the cumu- 
lative combined GPA from all institutions attended. 

Priority admission is reserved for transfer students from a 
Maryland community college who have earned at least 56 trans- 
ferable credits, are in good academic standing, and have main- 
tained a GPA that meets the policies set by the Maryland Higher 
Education Commission and University System of Maryland poli- 
cies. Students who have earned fewer than 56 transferable credits 
or who are transferring from an institution other than a Maryland 
community college, will be admitted based upon combined cumu- 
lative GPA of transferable credits and space availability. 

Upon official acceptance to the university, students must main- 
tain the established cumulative GPA required for admission (inclu- 
sive of current course work) and remain in good academic stand- 
ing; otherwise, the university's offer of admission will be with- 
drawn. 

Any transfer applicant who has attended Towson as a non- 
degree student must possess at least a 2.00 grade point average for 
all course work attempted through the university, even if the appli- 
cant is admissible based on course work subsequently completed at 
other institutions. Students who apply for transfer admission 
based on their nondegree status must meet the admissions require- 
ments listed above. 

Waiting List 

Applicants who are currently enrolled in course work that may 
qualify them for admission will have their applications reviewed 
after official transcripts, including grades for that work, are 
received. These students are encouraged to make alternative plans 
for admission to other colleges in the event that the university is not 
able to extend an offer of admission because of lack of space at the 
end of that particular semester. Refer to current undergraduate 
admission application or transfer guide for specific details. 

TRANSFER POLICY 

(Also see the Academic Regulations section and Appendix B of this 

catalog.) 

L Transfer of course credit. 
The Office of Admissions at Towson University assists transfer 
students with a variety of services, from personal interviews to 
the ARTSYS on the Web, http://arrweb.usmd.edu. These services 
are designed to guide students in judicious course selections 
while they are still enrolled at their transfer institutions. Through 
a well planned selection of courses prior to transfer, students can 



often complete some major requirements and some TU General 

Education (GenEd) requirements upon official matriculation. 

Transfer course work is evaluated by the Office of Admissions 
on a form known as the Evaluation of Transfer Credit. Transfer 
credit will be allowed for most academic courses completed at 
any regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university; 
this credit will transfer into TU as either GenEd or free 
elective/potential major credit. Some restrictions do apply, how- 
ever; courses that are not parallel or discipline-compatible with 
TU courses may not transfer; development/remedial, personal 
development, college orientation, technical/occupational, and 
selected business courses do not transfer; finally, any course 
transferred as equivalent to TU ENGL 102, Writing for a Liberal 
Education, must carry a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher to 
meet graduation requirements. 

2. Maximum number of transfer credits accepted. 

The maximum number of credits allowed in transfer from a rwo- 
year institution (community/junior college) is 64. The maximum 
number of credits allowed in transfer from a four-year institution 
or from a combination of two- and four-year institutions is 90. 
The standard measure of credit at TU is the semester hour; quar- 
ter-hour credits are converted into semester hours by a two- 
thirds ratio. 

3. Maximum number of credits allowed for non-traditional learning. 
CLEP credit is selectively transferred. Credit will be awarded 
for the following exams if the minimum score of 50 is earned: 

Humanities 6 credits 

Math 6 credits 

Natural Sciences 6 credits 

Social Sciences and History 6 credits 

A total of 24 credits (6 credits for each successfully completed 
section) will be awarded in transfer. Credit for other CLEP tests 
is evaluated after admission by the Office for Non-Traditional 
Undergraduate Programs. The maximum number of credits 
allowed for nontraditional learning is 45. 

AP credit is usually awarded on the basis of scores of 3 or 
above. A detailed description of Advanced Placement credit fol- 
lows under the appropriate heading. There is no limit to the 
number of credits that can be earned through AP. 

In order for any CLEP or AP credit to be reviewed and/or 
awarded, students must provide the Office of Admissions with 
an official report from Educational Testing Service. 

Credit for military training is reviewed and awarded or denied 
by the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs. 
Before credit can be posted, students must have attended TU for 
one semester as degree candidates with a 2.00 cumulative QPA 
and have submitted all of the necessary official military docu- 
ments to the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate 
Programs. 

4. Minimum number of credits required through classroom instruc- 
tion in the major field and for the degree. 

Towson University requires that students earn a minimum of 120 
credits toward a degree. Of these 120 credits, 32 must be upper- 
level, that is, junior/senior (300-400) level courses. Students must 
complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence at TU; at least 15 
credits must be completed in degree candidate status. 

The number of credits required for the completion of a single 
major at TU varies from 30 to over 70 credits, depending on the 
intended major. 

Grades of D will transfer into the university as GenEd/elective 
credit; however, in order to satisfy TU's ENGL 102 Writing for a 
Liberal Education graduation requirement, a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher must be earned. Grades of C- or lower will not qual- 
ify for major credit. 

5. Transfer of General Education (GenEd) requirements. 
Transfer students who have satisfied the GenEd requirements at 
a Maryland public postsecondary institution will only be 
required to complete 10-16 additional semester hours of General 
Education and specific courses required of all students at TU, 



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with the total number of GenEd credits not to exceed 46 semes- 
ter hours. (For information regarding specific GenEd require- 
ments refer to General Education Requirements under the 
University Curriculum section of this catalog.) 
. Transferability of credit for non-traditional learning. 



Source 


Accept 
Credit 


Elective 

or 
Required 


Grades/ 
Scores 


Advanced Place- 
ment Program 
(CEEB) 


yes 


elective & 
required 


usually 3 or higher 


CLEP 


yes 


elective & 
required 


see Transfer Policy 
(item 3 above) and 
the section on 
Credit for Prior 
Learning under 
University 
Curriculum 



DANTES 


no 






Departmental 
Exams from other 
Colleges 


yes 


elective & 
required 


passing grade; 
a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 
in college's 
composition 
courses 


Excelsior College 
Exams 


yes 


required 


evaluated 
individually by the 
Office for Non- 
Traditional 
Undergraduate 
Programs and 
Nursing Dept. 


Military Credit 
(ACE Guide to the 
Evaluation of Edu- 
cational Experiences 
in the Armed 
Services) 


yes 


elective & 
required 


evaluated 
individually by the 
Office for Non- 
Traditional 
Undergraduate 
Programs 


Nursing School 


no 






Noncollegiate 
Work Accredited 
by ACE 


yes 


elective 


evaluated individually 
by the Office for 
Non-Traditional 
Undergraduate 
Programs 


Portfolio Credits 
from other 
Colleges 


yes 


elective & 
required 


passing grade; a 
grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 
in composition 
courses 


High School 
Articulation (college 
courses at high 
school) 


yes 


elective & 
required 


passing grade; a 

grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher 
in composition 



Evaluation of Transfer Credits 

The letter of admission for a transfer applicant includes the esti- 
mated number of credits transferable to Towson. After the student 
accepts the university's offer of admission (by returning the 
Enrollment Contract and fee), he or she will receive an official 
evaluation of transferable credits from the Office of Admissions. 
This evaluation is usually (but not always) preliminary in nature, as 
the student is usually taking additional courses at the time of 
admission. A final evaluation of credit will be prepared after the 
final grades for the most current semester are received in official 
transcript form from the student's former college or university. All 
final transcripts are due in the admissions office prior to the stu- 
dent's Orientation date. The appropriate cumulative average, as 
determined by the number of credits completed and good academ- 
ic standing must be maintained, however, or the university's offer 
of admission will be withdrawn. See Guidelines for Transfer 
Admission Policy for the appropriate cumulative grade point aver- 
age necessary for maintaining admission eligibility. Failure to meet 
this requirement will result in the cancellation of the university's 
original offer of admission and in the forfeiture of all related fees 
and privileges. Additionally, failure to forward an official final 
transcript before enrollment at the university or the first day of 
classes will prohibit future registration and the release of official 
TU transcripts. 

Upon receipt of a final evaluation, the transfer student should 
review its contents carefully. If the student has any questions or 
feels there is an error, the Office of Admissions must be advised 
within 30 days. In no case will changes, additions, or corrections 
be made to the evaluation after the student has completed the first 
semester in residence at Towson University. 

Transfer students are subject to the GenEd and major require- 
ments that are currently in effect for the class (that is, the catalog 
year) in which they are admitted. These students have the option, 
however, of following the GenEd and major requirements that were 
in effect at the time they were initially admitted as degree candi- 
dates at their original institution, provided that continuous enroll- 
ment has been maintained. Continuous enrollment has been 
defined as follows: must be, or have been, enrolled at an institu- 
tion of higher education; must have had no more than two sequen- 
tial years of non-enrollment; and must complete the baccalaureate 
degree in no more than 10 years from initial enrollment as a degree- 
seeking student at an institution of higher education. Students 
who have not completed graduation requirements within 10 years 
should meet with an academic adviser to determine the most 
appropriate set of requirements. If a change of catalog is desired, 
students should submit a Catalog Selection Petition form to the 
Enrollment Services Center, room 229 (prior to the completion of 
their first semster at TTJ). 

Maryland community college transfer students whose first atten- 
dance at any institution of higher education occurred in the fall of 
1990 or later will fall under the guidelines set forth by the 
Maryland Higher Education Commission on March 21, 1990. (See 
Appendix B for details.) 

Placement Testing for Entering Students 

The Academic Achievement Center administers the competency 
testing and developmental studies programs. These programs 
require all entering students to demonstrate competence in the 
basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. 

All matriculating freshmen and all transfer students with fewer 
than 30 credits will be administered diagnostic placement tests. 
Students not attaining the required minimum scores on the stan- 
dardized tests will be enrolled in developmental studies courses in 
the basic skills. These courses will not count toward the 120 credits 
required for graduation. Students who do not complete their devel- 
opmental requirements by the end of their fourth semester will be 
subject to a review of their academic records and mandatory advising. 



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The following students are exempt from the competency testing 
program: 

1. Transfer students with 30 or more credits. 
2a. Transfer students with fewer than 30 credits who transfer a 
course equivalent to ENGL102 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 
or higher will be exempt from the reading and writing tests, 
b. Transfer students with fewer than 30 credits who transfer a col- 
lege-level mathematics course will be exempt from the mathe- 
matics tests. 
3a. Freshmen with SAT I verbal scores of 500 or above will be 
exempt from the reading and writing tests, 
b. Freshmen with SAT I mathematics scores of 500 or above will 
be exempt from the mathematics tests. 

U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENT APPLICANTS 

Applicants who hold permanent resident or parole visa status must 
submit a regular application and list their alien registration number 
in the space indicated. They are processed for fee purposes as state 
residents if they have established legal domicile in .Maryland for 
one year. Presentation of an applicant's alien registration card for 
verification may be requested. Foreign academic records must be 
translated by an official, recognized evaluation service such as the 
World Education Service, and submitted to the Office of 
Admissions as part of the academic record. An application and all 
documentation must be submitted by November 15 for the spring 
semester or February 15 for the fall semester. If a permanent resi- 
dent is a nonnative English speaker and has resided in the United 
States for less than five years, a TOEFL result is required. 

SPECL\L ADMISSION PROGRAMS 
Early Admission 

Early admission enables a limited number of students to be admit- 
ted and to matriculate immediately following the completion of 
their junior year in high school. Students interested in early admis- 
sion should apply through the normal application process. Their 
applications, however, must be accompanied by a letter of recom- 
mendation from either the high school counselor or principal. 
Additionally, a letter of recommendation from the student's par- 
entis) should be included. An official high school transcript should 
be submitted along with the results of the SAT I. An interview with 
the director of Admissions is also suggested. 

On-Campus Interviews 

Personal interviews are not required and are not used as a criterion 
for admission. Prospective transfer students may request an inter- 
view to discuss questions or concerns they may have. Students are 
encouraged to call three weeks in advance of their visit to schedule 
an appointment with an admissions counselor. 

NON-TRADITIONAL ADMISSION POLICIES 
Mature Adults, Veterans and G.E.D. Recipients 

Some high school graduates may qualify for special admission con- 
sideration under the provisions of non-traditional admissions. In 
order to be considered under this policy, students must be classified 
into one of the categories described below. Once classified as non- 
traditional applicants, prospective students must apply and submit 
all credentials no later than November 15 for the spring semester 
and no later than February 15 for the fall. Admission will be based 
upon basic skills testing in several areas: writing, reading and math- 
ematics. These students can be admitted into degree candidacy only 
if their test results indicate no more than one developmental place- 
ment. In cases where an applicant places into a developmental 
course, any prior college credit earned in these subjects will not be 
transferred to Towson University. Students are encouraged to sub- 
mit their applications as early as possible to ensure adequate pro- 
cessing time for the evaluation of the placement tests. In addition, 



it should be understood that referrals for such testing cannot be 
made until a formal application is filed, and completed with all 
appropriate academic credentials in transcript form. 

Mature Adults: For admission purposes, a mature adult may be 
defined as one who has not been regularly enrolled in an educa- 
tional institution for a period of three years or more prior to his or 
her date of entry into the university. 

Veterans: For admission purposes, a veteran may be defined as a 
current or former member of any branch of the U.S. Army Services 
with 12 months (one year) or more of active duty served, and with 
no intervening college or university attendance since discharge 
from the service. In addition to the application form and academic 
credentials, veterans must also provide the Office of Admissions 
and the Veterans Office with a copy of the DD form 214 verifying 
military service. 

G.E.D. Recipients: For admission purposes, the high school 
equivalence (General Education Development) examination stan- 
dards established by the Maryland State Department of Education 
(or other similar agencies in other states) will be used as an alter- 
native to high school graduation. Unless accompanied by accept- 
able SAT I results and a partial high school transcript with which 
to render an admission decision, a G.E.D. recipient will be referred 
for placement testing before an admissions decision is rendered. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

Freshmen who have had the opportunity for advanced-level work 
and would like academic credit as well as advanced placement are 
encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Tests of the College 
Entrance Examination Board in May of their senior year of sec- 
ondary school. Arrangements to take the tests are made through 
the high school counselor or the College Entrance Examination 
Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, NJ 08540. The results of these 
tests are received by the university in mid-July. The following stan- 
dards are used for determining advanced placement credit: 

Advanced Placement Credit for Entering Students 



Policy 

No credit 

6 credits, HIST 145-146 

No credit 

Review of portfolio by Art Department 

Review of portfolio by Art Department 

No credit 

4 credits, BIOL 110 

8 credits, BIOL 201-202 

No credit 

4 credits, CHEM 105 

4 credits, CHEM 110 

8 credits, CHEM 110-111 

No credit 

Exempt from COSC 175 (or COSC 

165), placement into COSC 236 

Exempt from COSC 175 and COSC 

236, placement into COSC 237. 

Upon completion of COSC 237 with 

a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, 

8 credits will be awarded for COSC 

175 and COSC 236.* 

No credit 

Exempt from COSC 175 (or COSC 

165), placement into COSC 236. Upon 

completion of COSC 236 with a grade 

equivalent of 2.00 or higher, 3 credits 

will be awarded for COSC 175.* 



Examination 


A.P. 






Score 


.\merican Histon' 


1,2,3 






4,5 


.\rt History 


All 


Art Studio: 


Drawing 


1-5 


Art Studio: 


General 


1-5 


Biology 




1,2 

3 

4,5 






Chemistry 




1,2 
3 
4 
5 


Computer 


Science AB 


1,2 



Computer Science A 



4,5 



1,2 

3,4,5 



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Examination 


A.P. 
Score 


Policy 






Ecoiiomics 








Microeconomics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 credits, ECON 201 


Macroeconomics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 credits, ECON 202 


English Lit. Comp 








or 

English Lang. Comp 


1,2, 


3 


No credit 




4,5 




3 credits, ENGL 102 


Environmental Science 


4,5 




3 credits, BIOL 105 


European History 


1,2, 


3 


No credit 




4,5 




6 credits, HIST 102-103 


French Language 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




3 credits, FREN 201 




4,5 




6 credits, FREN 202-301 


French Literature 


All 




No credit 


German Language 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




3 credits, GERM 201 




4,5 




6 credits, GERM 202-301 


German Literature 


All 




No credit 


Human Geography 


3,4, 


5 


3 credits, GEOG 109 


Latin: Vergil 


All 




No credit 


Latin; Cat-Horace 


All 




No credit 


Mathematics 








Calculus AB 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




4 credits, MATH 119 or 4 credits, 
MATH 273 upon completion of 
MATH 274 with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher. *t 




4,5 




4 credits, MATH 273 


Mathematics 








Calculus BC 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




4 credits, MATH 273 and an additional 
4 credits, MATH 274 upon completion 
of MATH 275 with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. 't 




4,5 




8 credits, MATH 273-274 


Statistics 


3,4, 


5 


3 credits, MATH 231 


Music Listening 


1,2 




No credit 


Non-Majors 


3,4, 


5 


3 credits, MUSC 101 


Majors 


3,4 




3 credits, MUSC 101 


Majors 


5 




3 credits, MUSC 102 


Music Theory 


3,4, 


5 


3 credits, MUSC 105 


Physics B 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


8 credits, PHYS 211-212 


Physics C Mechanics 








or Elec/Magnetism 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


Review essay booklet 


Psychology 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 credits, PSYC 101 


Statistics 


1,2 




No credit 




3,4, 


5 


3 credits, MATH 231 


Spanish Language 


1,2 




No credit 




3 




3 credits, SPAN 201 




4,5 




6 credits, SPAN 202-301 


Spanish Literature 


All 




No credit 


United States 


1,2 




No credit 


Government and 


3,4, 


5 


Upon completion of an upper level 


Politics 






POSC course with a grade equivalent of 



2.00 or higher, 3 credits will be award- 
ed for POSC 103.* 

*It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Admissions OfBce when the next 

higher level course is completed to receive credit. 

fElementary and Early Childhood Education majors should consult the policy on AP 

in the Department of Mathematics section. 

Prior to the change of schedule period, students are notified 
about Advanced Placement and credit. Additional information may 
be obtained by contacting the director of Admissions or the appro- 
priate departmental chair. 

A bulletin of information about Advanced Placement Tests may 
be secured from the College Entrance E.xamination Board, P.O. Box 
592, Princeton, N.J. 08540. 



INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE 

Towson University recognizes that the International Baccalaureate 
(IB) program represents achievement beyond the standard 
American high school program and regularly awards advanced 
standing to students who successfully complete IB course work. 

Diploma Holders 

Students who earn an IB Diploma will be awarded 30 college credits 
toward the bachelor's degree and receive sophomore standing. 
Some of these credits may be applied toward Towson's General 
Education requirements; each student's IB credits will be individu- 
ally evaluated for General Education applicability. 

Certificate Holders 

Students who earn an IB Certificate will be eligible to receive col- 
lege credits based on the results of their higher level exams only. At 
least 6 and as many as 8 credits will be awarded for each higher 
level exam completed with a score of 4 or above. A score of 5 or 
above is required to receive credit for the physics higher level exam. 



Undergraduate Admissions 



Higher Level IB Course Equivalency 



IB COURSE 


EQUTVALENCY 


GENERAL 
EDUCATION 


CREDITS 


Language Al 


ENGL 240 
ENGL Elective 


n.c.i 


3 

3 


Language A2 


FORL 101 
FORL 102 


l.C.l or II.D. 
II.C.l or II.D. 


■4 
4 


Language B 


FORL 101 
FORL 102 


ILC.l or U.D. 
II.C.l or II.D. 


4 
4 


Business and 
Organization 


BEEL Elective 
BEEL Elective 




3 
3 


Economics 


ECON 201 
ECON 202 


II.C.2 
n.B.2 


3 
3 


Geography 


GEOG 109 
GEOG Elective 


II.C.2 


? 


History 


HIST 151 
HIST Elective 


II.D. 


3 
3 


History of 
Islamic World 


HIST Elective 
HIST Elective 




3 

3 


Philosophy 


PHIL 101 
PHIL Elective 


II.C.l 


3 


Psychology 


PSYC 101 
PSYC Elective 


II.C.2 


3 
3 


Social 
Anthropology 


ANTH 207 
ANTH Elective 


II.D. 


3 


Biology 


BIOI201 
BIOL 202 


II.A.I 
II.A.I 


4 
4 


Chemistry 


CHEM 101 
CHEM 102 


ILA.l 

ILA.l 


4 
4 


Design 
Technology 


IDNM Elective 
IDNM Elective 




3 


Physics 


PHYS211 
PHYS 212 


II.A.I 
II.A.I 


4 
4 


Mathematics HL 


MATH lOT 
MATH Elective 


I.e. 


4 
4 


Art/Design 


To Be 
Determined 


To Be 
Determined 




Classical 
Languages 


LATN 301 
I.ATN 302 


II.C.l 


; 


Computer 
Science 


cose 236 
cose 237 


I.B 


4 
4 


Music 


MUSC 102 
MUSC Elective 


II.C.l 


i 


Theatre Arts 


THEA 125 
THEA Elective 


IB 





Standard Level IB Course Equivalency 

(Students vi'ithout the IB Diploma are NOT awarded credit for 
Standard Level subjects) 



Western Languages fulfill category II.C.l; 
category II.D. 



non-Western languages fulfill 



IB COURSE 


EQUIVALENCY 


GENERAL 
EDUCATION 


CREDITS 


Language Al 


ENGL 240 


II.C.l 


3 


Language A2 


FORL 101 


II.C.l or II.D. 


3 


Language B 


FORL 101 


II.C.l or II.D. 


3 


Language AB 
Initio 


FORL 101 


II.C.l or II.D. 


3 


Business and 
Organization 


BEEL Elective 




3 


Economics 


ECON Elective 




3 


Geography 


GEOG 109 


H.C.2 


3 


History 


HIST lOT 


II.D. 


3 


History of the 
Islamic World 


HIST Elective 




3 


Information 
Technology in a 
Global Society 


cose 111 


IB 


3 


Philosophy 


PHIL 10! 


II.C.l 


3 


Psychology 


PSYC 101 


II.C.2 


3 


Social 
Anthropology 


ANTH 207 


II.D. 


3 


Biology 


BIOl 110 


II.A.I 


4 


Chemistry 


CHEM 101 


II.A.I 


4 


Design 
Technology 


IDNM Elective 




3 


Environmental 

Systems 


To Be 
Determined 


To Be 
Determined 




Physics 


PHYS 211 


II.A.I 


4 


Advanced 
Mathematics 


MATH lOT 


I.e. 


4 


Mathematical 
Methods 


MATH 211 


I.e. 


3 


Art/Design 


To Be 
Determined 


To Be 
Determined 




Classical 
Languages 


LATN 202 


II.C.l 


3 


Computer 
Science 


cose 236 
cose 237 


I.B 


4 
4 


Music 


MUSC 102 


II.C.l 


3 


Theatre Arts 


THEA 125 


IB 


3 



Western languages fulfill category II.C.l; non- Western languages fulfil 
category II.D. 



International Undergraduate Admissions 



International Undergraduate 
Admissions 

OFHCE 

Administration Building 218-A 

410-704-6069 

Fax: 410-704-6070 

www.towson.edii/ intiadm 

Jeffrey M. Haas, Director 

Stanton E. Cheah, Assistant Director 

Laura A. Anderson, Counselor 

Requests for information or admission materials should be made 
far enough in advance to allow processing before deadline dates set 
by Towson University. 

International applicants who are accepted for admission usually 
begin studies in the fall semester (early September) or the spring 
semester (late January). The deadline for submitting an application 
and all documentation is June 1 for the fall semester and December 
1 for the spring semester. Early application is strongly encouraged. 

Applicants who are accepted for admission will receive the 
Certificate of Eligibility (Form 1-20). This document is used to 
apply for a student (F-1) visa at a U.S. Embassy or consulate over- 
seas. It is also used for transferring from one institution in the 
United States to another. F-1 students are required to enroll each 
semester as full-time degree candidates and take a minimum of 12 
semester-hour credits. 

The following procedure should be followed by students apply- 
ing for their first American bachelor's degree (students applying for 
a second bachelor's degree should refer to the University 
Curriculum section of this catalog): 

1. Obtain an international student packet. 
Address: 

Office of International Admissions 

Towson University 

8000 York Road 

Towson, MD 21252-0001, U.S.A. 

Telephone: 410-704-6069 

E-mail: intladm@towson.edu 

2. To be considered for admission, applicants are required to 
complete the official international undergraduate application. A 
nonrefundable, U.S. $30 application fee (personal check drawn at 
a U.S. bank or money order drafted in U.S. dollars) must accom- 
pany all applications. 

3. All international applicants must complete an admissions file, 
including: 

a. official or notarized secondary school academic records, 
showing grades received, annual mark sheets, examination certifi- 
cates and leaving certificates, as they apply to the educational sys- 
tem in the student's home country. Records must be received for the 
last three years of secondary school; 

b. official or notarized records (transcripts) of all colleges, uni- 
versities, post-secondary, or professional schools attended; 

c. a notarized English translation of all documents. 
Translations must be as literal as possible with no attempt to trans- 
late information into the United States system of education. To 
evaluate post-secondary course work, it is sometimes necessary for 
the university to use a professional evaluation service at the appli- 
cant's expense (approximately U.S. $125). The university will noti- 
fy an applicant if this service is required; 



d. an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 
results. All international students who do not speak English as their 
native language are required to take the TOEFL. A minimum score 
of 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computer-based) is required. TOEFL 
examination dates and information may be obtained through the 
U.S. Embassy/Consulate or by writing to: TOEFL/TSE Services, 
Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08561-6151, U.S.A. The TOEFL Web site 
is www.toefl.org. The results will be reported to Towson if the uni- 
versity is indicated on the TOEFL application. The TU code num- 
ber is 5404; 

e. financial certification. Applicants are required to provide 
official financial statements verifying that U.S. $24,500 is available 
annually to cover their tuition, fees and living expenses. Acceptable 
methods of financial verification are described in the international 
student packet. 

4. International students are required to pay out-of-state tuition. 

5. Most non-native speakers of English admitted to the universi- 
ty are required to take Towson's English placement test to deter- 
mine if preparatory college writing courses are needed. 

6. Applicants holding other types of visas may also apply to 
Towson and should contact the Office of International Admissions 
for more information. 



University Life 



University Life 



Because more than a third of the students make the university their 
home, Towson offers many benefits of small-town living with the 
added bonus of activities and services to help students make the 
most of their time here. Whether you live on campus or commute, 
you will certainly spend a great deal of time on campus. Getting 
involved with a club or campus organization increases your oppor- 
tunities for an enjoyable and successful Towson career. 
This section is arranged alphabetically. 
Athletics 

Auxiliary Services Business Office 
Campus Recreation Services 
Career Center 
Counseling Center 

Personal Counseling, Psychiatric Counseling, Alcohol and 

Drug Counseling, Life Planning and Career Development, 

Outreach and Consultation 
Dining Services 
Disability Support Services 

Testing Services Center 
Diversity 

Office of Diversity Resources, African American Cultural 

Center, Non-discrimination Policy 
Greek Affairs 
Health Services 

Dowell Health Center, Health Insurance, Speech- 
Language-Hearing Clinic 
Housing and Residence Life 
Identification Card - OneCard 
International Student and Scholar Office 
Judicial Affairs 
National Testing Office 
Non-native Speakers of English 

English Language Center, English for Speakers of Other 

Languages (ESOL) 
Orientation and New Student Programs 
Parking 
Post Office 
Religious Activities 

Campus Ministry 
SAGE 

Shuttle Bus Service 
Student Involvement and Transitions 
Student Government Association 

Clubs and Organizations 
Student Day Care Center 

Students with Children 
Ticket Office 
University Store 
University Union 
Veterans Office 

Vice President for Student Affairs 
Women's Center 

ATHLETICS 

Towson Center, 410-704-2759 

Towson University is committed to a comprehensive intercollegiate 
athletics program as an integral part of the student's total educa- 
tional experience. The program is a member of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) top level - Division I. In 
addition, TU enjoys membership in the Atlantic 10 Football 
Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference for Gymnastics, 
and the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tigers field men's varsi- 
ty teams in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, golf, soccer, and 
swimming and diving. Women's teams arc fielded in basketball, 
cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, indoor track, lacrosse, 



soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, outdoor track, and 
volleyball. 

Student-athletes compete for conference, regional and national 
honors under the guidance of an excellent coaching staff. Towson's 
outstanding athletic facilities include Towson Center Sports 
Complex, Johnny Unitas® Stadium, Burdick Hall pool and John B. 
Schuerholz Park, all of which make the home of the Tigers a show- 
case facility within the metropolitan Baltimore area. 

The Department of Athletics is proud that its athletes are stu- 
dents first and foremost. This emphasis on academics is reflected in 
the excellent graduation rate of the TU student-athlete population. 
In fact, Towson University was recognized in the March 2002 U.S. 
News & World Report issue on America's Best College Sports 
Programs for the outstanding graduation rate of its student-ath- 
letes. 

Athletic scholarships are available for gifted student-athletes in 
all sports. Students are encouraged to participate according to 
their interests and abilities. Prospective student-athletes interested 
in competing on a varsity team should contact the head coach of 
that sport. Students are also encouraged to support TU teams as 
spectators. 

Students receive one free admission to all home Tiger athletic 
events upon presentation of a valid LD. card. 

For the latest news on Tiger athletics, visit 
www.TowsonTigers.com online. 

AUXILIARY SERVICES BUSINESS OFFICE 
University Union 118, 410-704-2284 

This is a one-stop business transactions office for OneCard Dining 
Points and RetailA'ending accounts, OneCard ID cards, parking 
permit purchases and parking citation payments, and MVA non- 
resident permits and vending refunds. 

CAMPUS RECREATION SERVICES 
Burdick Hall 150, 410-704-2367 
www.towson.edu/campusrec 

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) is made up of five programs: 
Adventure Pursuits, Fitness/Wellness, Informal Recreation, 
Intramural Sports, and Sports Clubs. The programs utilize the three 
gymnasiums, weight room, Burdick Field, beach volleyball court, 
pool, climbing wall and tennis courts. Students, faculty and staff 
are encouraged to use the facilities during open hours. Students are 
also able to take advantage of the group exercise classes, fitness 
assessments and instructional wellness clinics free of charge. 

The Intramural Sports program allows students, faculty/staff and 
alumni to form their own sports teams to compete against other 
teams on campus. Team sports such as flag football, soccer, and 
basketball are offered along with individual/dual sports such as 
tennis, racquetball and whiffleball. It is a great way for people of 
all skill levels to compete in an organized, recreational atmosphere. 

The Sports Clubs program offers students the opportunity to 
play socially among themselves and compete against other schools. 
The Adventure Pursuits program allows students to explore the 
world's wilderness as well as climb an indoor wall and kayak in the 
pool. The student handbook contains information about the pro- 
gram in greater detail. 

CAREER CENTER AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY 

7800 York Rd., 3rd floor, 410-704-2233 
www.towson.edu/carcercenter 

The Career Center at Towson University helps students prepare 
and search for meaningful and satisfying careers. The center also 
provides services and information leading to academic internship 
opportunities and on- and off-campus full-time and part-time 
employment. To learn more about the programs and services 
offered by The Career Center, visit www.towson.edu/careercenter, 
or call the center for a schedule of information seminars. 



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Career Center Services for Students 

• eRecruiting (Web-based Resume Management/Career Search 
System) 

• Career Fairs/Job Fairs 

• Career Advising 

• Career Resource Library 

• Graduate School Information 

• On-campus Interviewing 

• Student Employment (on- and off-campus) 

• Internships 

• Professional Development Seminars (Resume Writing, 
Interview Skills Training, Networking) 

All employment opportunities are posted on the Web site. 

COUNSELING CENTER 

Glen Esk, 410-704-2512 

College life presents many stresses, life changes, and opportunities 
for personal growth. To meet these challenges, it is often necessary 
to resolve emotional problems, learn new personal and social skills, 
and work toward developing well-chosen career and personal 
goals. The Counseling Center provides a variety of professional 
services for students who are experiencing personal difficulty or 
who are seeking help toward a greater level of personal effective- 
ness or satisfaction. 

Some of the areas which may be addressed by the Counseling 
Center include: 

• Eliminating blocks to educational or career achievement 

• Career development and decision-making 

• Relationships with friends, roommates, parents, romantic 
partner or spouse 

• Family problems 

• Grief and loss 

• Sexual matters 

• Self-esteem and self-confidence 

• Anxiety, depression and anger 

• Physical stress and tension 

• Eating disorders 

• Physical or sexual mistreatment or abuse 

• Alcohol and drug-related problems 

• Suicidal or self-destructive behavior or thoughts 

• Problems encountered in the university environment 

Most services at the Counseling Center are provided free of 
charge. 

The Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists, substance 
abuse counselors, consulting psychiatrists, and psychologists work- 
ing under supervision. All services at the Counseling Center are 
confidential. For more information or to make an appointment, 
call or drop by Glen Esk, the big white house on the northeast cor- 
ner of the campus. 

Group, Individual and Couples Counseling 

Several kinds of personal counseling are available at the Counseling 
Center. Your initial session can be of immediate assistance as your 
counselor offers a listening ear, helps you to resolve problems and 
informs you about what kinds of further help might be appropri- 
ate. A series of individual counseling sessions offers a private set- 
ting for resolving personal difficulty and achieving personal 
growth. Counseling groups are particularly helpful for many con- 
cerns, giving members an opportunity to share experiences, solve 
problems and practice new skills. Couples counseling provides a 
safe atmosphere for couples to examine and improve their rela- 
tionships. Psychiatric evaluation and medication are also available 
when needed. 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 

The Counseling Center offers state-certified alcohol and other drug 

treatment programs (both individual and group services) intended 



to meet various personal needs. Services can assist in achieving a 
greater awareness of a problem or correcting a problem through 
education and recovery. 

Life Planning and Career Development 

The Counseling Center assists students in personal life planning 
and career development in a variety of ways. A career library hous- 
es the computer-assisted career development program, DISCOV- 
ER. This program focuses on the world of work, personal assess- 
ment, occupational planning, and making transitions. Several other 
forms of assessment and information are also provided. 
Professional staff are available by appointment for individual 
career counseling. Students interested in an intensive, systematic 
approach to career development may register for a Counseling 
Center-sponsored elective 2-credit course titled Personal Life and 
Career Planning (GENL 121). 

Outreach and Consultation 

The Counseling Center staff provides workshops and programs to 
the Towson University community on various topics, including 
time management, assertiveness training, stress management and 
communication skills. We can also work with you to help you 
develop programs to meet your needs. Staff are also available to 
consult with students, faculty and staff on various topics, including 
improving the campus environment, diversity issues or other issues 
relating to the quality of life at Towson University. 

Referral 

Students sometimes need services that are available only outside the 
Counseling Center, whether on campus or in the surrounding com- 
munity. Counselors can advise students about a variety of resources 
and services that may be useful to students. In addition, a referrals 
assistance specialist is available to assist students in identifying 
quality mental health providers in the outside community, and in 
understanding and using their health insurance for these services. 

Hours 

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, from 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Your Initial Contact 

Call 410-704-2512 or stop by the Counseling Center to arrange 
your first appointment with a counselor. Initial appointments are 
usually available on the same day you contact us or very soon 
thereafter. If you wish, you may schedule an appointment in 
advance to fit your schedule more conveniently. Emergency 
appointments are also available. Your counselor will help you 
resolve your immediate concerns and determine what kinds of help 
will be the most useful. 

Confidentiality 

Counseling often deals with very personal and highly private issues. 
Successful outcome depends on a feeling of freedom on the part of 
clients to express feelings, attitudes and thoughts with people who 
respect them and their right to privacy. Interviews conducted are 
confidential and information is not released except with the client's 
written permission or as may be required by law. The importance 
of confidentiality is reflected in the Counseling Center's adherence 
to the Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association. 

DINING SERVICES 

University Union, 410-704-2302 

Students who live on campus must purchase a Meal Plan. These 
plans provide from five to 19 "All-You-Can-Eat" meals per week. 
Both standard and kosher menu items are available. Meals and 
Dining Points are accessed by using the multipurpose OneCard. 



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Students may spend Dining Points wherever Dining Services sells 
food on campus. All plans feature cash allowances that enable stu- 
dents to trade dining hall meals for food sold at Dining Services 
retail operations on campus (some restrictions apply). Resident stu- 
dents choose their Meal Plan through their residence contract. Call 
410-704-2302 for more information. 

Commuter students may purchase a Meal Plan and Dining 
Points at the Auxiliary Services Business Office, located in the 
University Union, Room 118. Dining Points provide a five percent 
savings over cash payment for food purchased at any Dining 
Services location and an even higher savings over cash when used 
to buy an "All-You-Care-to-Eat" meal at one of the dining halls. 

Students with special dietary concerns or questions about nutri- 
tion may attend workshops with the campus dietitian or arrange 
for individual consultation. 

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES 

Administration Building 232 
410-704-2638 (Voice or TDD) 
www.towson.edu/tu/dss/ 

Disability Support Services (DSS) is the office designated to provide 
reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. Students 
seeking accommodations must identify themselves to DSS, request 
an appointment to discuss their needs, and provide DSS with up-to- 
date and complete documentation of their disabilities by a qualified 
professional. DSS determines what accommodations are reasonable 
on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the student's disability 
and needs, nature of the learning task, course standards and essen- 
tial requirements of the program of study, and educational envi- 
ronment. 

The type of documentation needed varies with the disability. 
Generally, a psycho-educational evalution is required for learning 
and cognitive disabilities, a psychiatrist's or psychologist's report is 
required for ADHD and psychological disabilities, while a typed 
letter or report is required from a physician for medical and physi- 
cal disabilities. 

Some of the services and accommodations provided by DSS are: 
pre-admission advisement for prospective students regarding serv- 
ices; priority registration for course scheduling; disability consulta- 
tion and referral; evaluation and maintenance of all disability 
records for students registered with DSS; preparation of individu- 
alized memos to instructors certifying that the student has a dis- 
ability and stating the determined reasonable accommodations; 
guidance to students, faculty and staff with implementing accom- 
modations; arrangements for classroom accommodations (such as 
note-takers and sign language interpreters); provision of enlarged 
and taped texts; use of the Testing Services Center for testing 
accommodations (such as extended time and minimal distraction 
testing space); access to assistive technology and software for read- 
ing and writing; campus orientation and mobility services; and help 
with student advocacy skills. 

Students are encouraged to register with DSS as soon as possible 
after admission to the university to ensure timely provision of serv- 
ices. Students who suspect they have a disability but do not have 
documentation are encouraged to contact DSS for advice on how 
to obtain an appropriate evaluation. Further information is avail- 
able on the DSS Web site or by calling the office. 

Testing Services Center 
Administration Building 232B 

410-704-2304 
Fax: 410-704-4699 

The Testing Services Center provides proctored testing accommo- 
dations (extended time, minimal distraction space, readers, scribes, 
computer access) for Towson University students registered with 
the Disability Support Services Office. Contact the Testing Services 
Center for additional information. 



DIVERSITY 

Office of Diversity Resources 

University Union 232, 410-704-2051 

To facilitate the access and success of students of color and other 
diverse populations, the Office of Diversity Resources (ODR) pro- 
vides educational programs, financial assistance, cultural celebra- 
tions, climate assessment and monitoring, and advocacy and 
advising. Additionally, ODR supports student cultural organiza- 
tions. Programs include Diversity Retreats, Distinguished Black 
Marylanders Awards, Heritage Celebrations, and Cultural 
Kaleidoscope. 

The ODR offers Community Enrichment and Enhancement 
Program (CEEP) grants for undergraduates. The CEEP award ties 
financial assistance to involvement in campus activities. One of the 
activities must contribute to the multicultural environment of the 
campus. For graduate students, the Graduate Diversity Grant is 
available. 

The Office of Diversity Resources is a significant resource for 
diversity information, diversity training, and career and graduate 
school opportunities. For students, faculty and staff with concerns 
related to any form of diversity, the ODR is an excellent place to 
start. 

African American Cultural Center 
University Union 317, 410-704-2641 

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) sponsors programs 
and activities that reflect the lifestyles, history and culture of peo- 
ple of African descent. The center also seeks to stimulate scholar- 
ship at Towson in the areas of African American, African- 
Caribbean and African studies. The center sponsors the Towson 
University Gospel Choir, publishes a newsletter. Ebony Notes, 
hosts lectures and discussion groups, provides information and 
referrals, showcases amateur and professional artists, and sponsors 
the Distinguished Black Scholar Lecture Series. 

The AACC has developed an artist-in-residency program in 
cooperation with the university's Department of Art that brings 
mature, emerging and regional African American artists to campus 
to make limited edition fine arts prints. While in residency, these 
visiting artists present a slide-lecture of their work and involve art 
majors in the printmaking process. 

The center, which houses an ever-growing collection of art, 
music, and popular and scholarly literature, provides a comfortable 
setting in which to study, relax and socialize. Student or staff 
groups may reserve the center for meetings and informal gather- 
ings. 

The center houses a wealth of information concerning graduate 
schools, fellowships, scholarships, employment opportunities, and 
other news relevant to minority students, faculty and staff. The 
information is updated regularly. Students are invited to stop by 
often; no appointment is necessary. 

Non-discrimination Policy 

Towson University is dedicated to a vigorous intellectual life based 
on scholarship and learning. A fundamental premise of the acade- 
my is respect for each individual's right to participate and learn in 
a climate free from racism, prejudice and biased practices. Racism 
and other forms of discrimination may be observed as explicit 
abuse, threatening or directly harmful actions, or subtle devalua- 
tion of an individual based on race, ethnicity or religion. Such 
behaviors demean the entire academic community and will not be 
tolerated by the university. 

The university community, faculty, administrators, staff and stu- 
dents are expected to demonstrate respect for all of that communi- 
ty's members and to actively facilitate the creation and maintenance 
of a positive and constructive milieu. For example, it is the respon- 
sibility of administrators to formulate and implement fair and 
effective practices to prevent discrimination and to respond 
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faculty to provide a classroom environment which discourages dis- 
criminatory behavior and to deal constructively with such behavior 
should it occur. Evaluations of performance and merit for faculty, 
staff and students should not be based on assumptions, expecta- 
tions or attitudes related to race, ethnicity or religion. Additionally, 
all administrators, faculty and staff are responsible for nondiscrim- 
inatory behavior in their interpersonal communications with col- 
leagues, staff and students. In all interactions, a model of accept- 
ance of cultural diversity should be fostered by the university com- 
munity, faculty, administrators, staff and students. 

GREEK AFFAIRS (see Student Involvement and Transitions) 

HEALTH SERVICES 

Dowell Health Center. 410-704-2466 

The Student Health Service, located in Dowell Health Center, is 
open weekdays throughout the year, with the exception of univer- 
sity holidays. Hours during the regular semester are Monday- 
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Call for January and summer hours. 

The Doweli Health Center has an experienced staff of physi- 
cians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and health educa- 
tors. Services are offered at a low cost. These include treatment of 
common illness and injuries, a full range of sexual health services, 
therapeutic massage, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, anony- 
mous HFV testing, simple lab tests, health education, prescription 
birth control and medications. X-rays, outside lab tests and other 
diagnostic tests, after-hours care, and physician or hospital referrals 
are the student's financial responsibility. 

The Health Center operates by appointment. For non-emer- 
gencies, students should call 410-704-2466 between the hours of 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make an appointment or to speak with a 
nurse. Patients who walk in without an appointment will be evalu- 
ated by a trained nurse and may be treated or given a provider 
appointment based on the urgency and nature of the problem. 

For after-hours emergencies, students should call the University 
Police, 410-704-2133, who will arrange transportation to a local 
emergency room. For nonemergencies after hours, there are sever- 
al urgent care centers at both St. Joseph Medical Center and 
Greater Baltimore Medical Center who will see students at their 
own expense. Call 410-704-2466 for these numbers. 

Health insurance is strongly recommended to help defray the 
costs of services not available at the Health Center. The university 
sponsors a plan at reasonable cost which covers these services as 
well as most care provided at the Dowell Health Center. 

Immunization Requirements 

All degree candidates, international students (regardless of credit 
hours) and all non-degree students taking 6 or more credits must 
meet the university's immunization requirements. This should be 
done before arrival on campus, or during TU Cares to minimize 
delays in registration for subsequent semesters. Immunizations are 
available at the Dowell Health Center for a fee. Maryland law now 
requires all students living in on-campus housing to be immunized 
against meningococcal disease (meningitis) or to sign a waiver stat- 
ing they understand the risks of the disease and choose not to be 
immunized. 

The Health Center will provide physical education exemptions 
and special residence arrangements only with adequate medical 
documentation from the student's personal physician. Please call 
for information and special forms. Medical parking permits are 
issued by the Auxiliary Services Business Office. Students must 
present documentation from the treating physician indicating the 
reason and estimated duration of the condition for which parking 
is being requested. 



Medical Excuse Policy 

The Health Center does not give medical excuses for short-term 
absence (less than five days) due to illness or injury. Verification of 
care will be given for people treated at the Health Center which 
does not constitute a medical excuse. For students whose medical 
condition results in longer-term absence, the Health Center notifies 
the vice president of Student Affairs, who then notifies the student's 
professors. However, this notification does not excuse the absence. 
Students must also contact their professors and make arrangements 
for makeup work. Letters of support for students requesting a med- 
ical withdrawal from all classes or a selective medical withdrawal 
from a single class are given at the discretion of the treating 
provider, and only if the student was treated at the Health Center 
for the condition. No medical information will be given to any pro- 
fessor or administrative office without written consent of the stu- 
dent. 

Treatment of athletic injuries is provided to intercollegiate ath- 
letes at the Towson Center Training Room by a staff of athletic 
trainers under the supervision of a board-certified orthopedic sur- 
geon. General medical care is provided by the Dowell Health 
Center. 

Health Insurance 

Dowell Health Center, 410-704-2466 

Although the Dowell Health Center offers high quality primary' 
health care to any registered student, regardless of insurance status, 
there are times when students need medical services not available at 
the Health Center. For this reason, all students are strongly encour- 
aged to have health insurance coverage. Resident students, interna- 
tional students and intercollegiate athletes are required to have 
insurance. 

The university offers students an excellent 12-month health 
insurance policy at a very reasonable cost for the coverage. (See the 
current brochure on our Web site: www.towson.edu/dowellhealthcenter 
for up-to-date premium information.) The plan uses the Dowell 
Health Center as the primary care provider while school is in ses- 
sion and covers services such as specialty referrals, diagnostic tests, 
surgical procedures, and hospital care not available at the Health 
Center. It will cover urgent care and emergency services at other 
facilities when the Health Center is closed or the student is away 
from school. Coverage for spouses and children of enrolled stu- 
dents is available. Policies can be purchased for the entire year 
(August 15 through August 15) for one semester, or summer only. 

International Student Insurance Requirement 

All international students on F and J visa status are required to 
have health insurance that meets the university's minimum stan- 
dards. These students are automatically enrolled in the university- 
sponsored insurance plan and the cost is billed to their tuition 
account. Students with their own comparable insurance may sub- 
mit a waiver application, along with their plan benefits in English 
and proof of payment. If the waiver is approved, the insurance 
charge will be refunded. 

NOTE: Waiver deadlines for international students are September 
15 (fall semester) and February 15 (spring semester). Waiver appli- 
cations submitted after the deadline will not be considered and no 
refunds of insurance premiums will be possible. Waiver applications 
must be re-submitted every fall semester. See the Health Center 
Web site for waiver standards and application forms: 
www.towson.edu/dowellheaIthcenter. For additional information, 
contact the Dowell Health Center. 

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic 

Van Bokkelen Hall 001, 410-704-3095 

Diagnostic and therapeutic services of the Speech-Language- 
Hearing Clinic are available, without charge, to all members of the 
Towson faculty, staff and student body. Speech, hearing, and lan- 
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orders and differences are available. Audiological services include 
complete hearing testing, central auditory processing testing, hear- 
ing aid evaluations and hearing aid dispensing. Audiologists eval- 
uate and fit conventional, programmable, and digital hearing aids 
and assistive listening devices, which can be purchased from the 
clinic. Appointments can be made by phoning 410-704-3095. 

Therapeutic services are provided for children and adults experi- 
encing difficulty in comprehending and using oral communication. 
Treatment is provided for the following types of communication 
disorders and differences: language, articulation, cleft palate, stut- 
tering, hard of hearing, auditory processing, voice and aphasia. 
Services are also available to improve comprehension and use of 
Standard American English. 

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE 

Newell Hall, Lower Level, 410-704-2516 

The Residence Life program provides living facilities for students 
and promotes educational programs and activities which support 
the academic mission of the university. The Residence Life staff and 
the University Residence Government strive to maintain an envi- 
ronment conducive to the individual's achievement of academic 
goals and development of life skills. 

Housing and Residence Life offers a variety of living options to 
accommodate the diverse needs and interests of students. 

IDENTIFICATION CARD - OneCard 
University Union 118, 410-704-2284 
http://onecard.towson.edu 

The university issues a photo l.D. card to students, faculty and staff 
called the OneCard. The initial OneCard is free and does not have 
to be renewed. Students should keep the OneCard with them since 
it is necessary for using services at Cook Library, Computing and 
Network Services, the Burdick Fitness Center and athletic facilities. 
The OneCard can also be used as a debit card. A Retail Points 
account, accessed through the OneCard can be used to purchase 
books, supplies and gift items at the University Store. A student 
can use the same Retail Points account on select vending machines, 
washers and dryers. Copies Plus, Health Center, and the Auxiliary 
Services Business Office. Additionally, the OneCard can be used 
for discount food purchases through use of a Dining Points 
account. Students save five percent on food purchased using 
Dining Points at all Dining Services locations including Paws. 
Students with a meal plan will use the card for access to the dining 
halls. The OneCard provides access to some residence halls and 
academic labs. Students may also use the OneCard for compli- 
mentary access to many athletic and entertainment events. Manage 
your OneCard account online at http://OneCard.towson.edu. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR OFFICE 

Administration Building 246, 410-704-2421 
Fax: 410-704-6040 
e-mail: isso@towson.edu 
www.towson.edu/isso 

The ISSO provides services to the approximately 800 international 
students at Towson. These students represent about 100 different 
nations. Approximately 75 percent of international students are 
here for two to five years, working on an undergraduate or gradu- 
ate degree. The ISSO also provides services for about 25 foreign 
faculty, exchange scholars, and visiting faculty each year. 

The International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) provides the 
following: 

• Documents and legal expertise that make possible the enrollment 
of nonimmigrant students 

• Advising services necessary for those international students to 
maintain legal status while in the United States, and to under- 
stand applicable federal government regulations and university 
policies 



• Programs that assist international students in their transition to 
life in the United States and provides them with tools for success 
in the American academic environment 

• Advising to students regarding personal, academic, legal, career, 
intercultural communication, and cross-cultural adjustment 
issues 

• Liaison to and advocacy for students with government agencies 
and university offices 

• Programs and ongoing services aimed at enhancing internation- 
al students' social life here, encouraging their interaction with 
American students and community members, and promoting 
ways that they can become involved and appreciated for their 
unique cultural perspectives 

• Coordination of appropriate services for international students 
in legal, medical and family emergency situations 

At the beginning of each semester, the ISSO holds a two-day 
orientation program designed to assist new students by: 

• describing typical difficulties in the cross-cultural adjustment 
cycle (including culture shock) 

• suggesting tips for successful cross-cultural adjustment and effec- 
tive intercultural communication 

• offering information about the university and the community 

• introducing key university service-providing offices 

• answering questions about settling into accommodations 

• suggesting preparations for success in the new academic envi- 
ronment 

• helping in the transition through the creation of a support net- 
work 

• offering opportunities to build friendships in the first week on 
campus 

The ISSO International Ambassador Program invites students to 
(1) volunteer their time at the beginning of each semester to assist 
new students, (2) help the ISSO facilitate orientation programs, and 
(3) mentor new international students throughout their first year at 
TU. International and American students who are interested are 
encouraged to contact the office for an application. 

The ISSO coordinates other activities for international students 
throughout the year: 

• educational, cultural and social activities to foster interaction 
and improved appreciation among national/cultural groups and 
the Americans on campus 

• trips to the Baltimore Inner Harbor, MVA, and the Social 
Security Administration (for the new arrivals) 

• trips to Washington, New York, Philadelphia and/or Lancaster 
during semester breaks 

• an International Festival and other culture-sharing programs 
each year, in cooperation with the student-led International 
Student Association 

International students are welcome to provide input on the activ- 
ities offered. 

The office publishes ISSO News, a quarterly newsletter, and 
maintains an e-mail distribution list for all international students. 
We use these means to communicate pertinent immigration infor- 
mation, recreational offerings, job and travel opportunities, ISSO 
events and services, and other news for or about the international 
population on campus. Students who are not receiving ISSO News 
should submit an up-to-date local address through the university's 
online services. 

Most of the staff are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some scheduled in-person and phone appoint- 
ments are available after 5 p.m. to students with urgent needs. Any 
student who has an emergency outside of normal business hours 
may contact the University Police at 410-704-2133. The police 
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JUDICIAL AFFAIRS 

410-704-2057 

When a student is alleged to have violated the Code of Student 
Conduct (see Appendix fj, this office interviews and counsels stu- 
dents in the discipline process and facilitates the student appeal 
process. The office also serves as a resource to facult)- and admin- 
istrators. 

NATIONAL TESTING OFFICE 

Administration Building 232B 

410-704-3023 

Fax: 410-704-4699 

The National Testing Office provides a convenient testing site for 

Towson University students and individuals in the communin' who 

are required to take standardized exams. Examples of tests offered 

on an ongoing basis are: 

• AMP TESTS Various certification programs 

• APAT Accounting Program Admissions Test 

• GRE Graduate Record Examination 

• LSAT Law School Admission Test 

• PRAXIS Professional assessment for beginning teachers 

Special test administrations are also provided, upon request, to 
accommodate individuals with documented disabilities. 

Publications provided by the national testing companies listed 
above are available at the National Testing Office. This informa- 
tion includes test registration materials. 

NON-NATFVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH 

English Language Center 
7800 York Road, Room 206, 410-704-2552 
Fax: 410-704-2090 

The English Language Center offers intensive English instruction to 
students who are preparing for admission to the universiry or for 
international and permanent resident students who are admitted to 
the university and want to further develop their English skills. 
Courses are designed to develop a student's speaking, listening, 
reading and writing skills. A TOEFL preparation course and addi- 
tional courses on pronunciation, vocabulary development and 
American culture are also offered. A computer resource laboratory 
and a listening area are available for students who want to work on 
specific language areas, such as grammar, listening, reading or 
vocabularv' development. The center also welcomes individuals 
who are not preparing for university study but who wish to 
improve their language skills for employment purposes. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 
English Department, Linthicum Hall 218H, 410-704-2944 
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) testing coor- 
dinator tests and places non-native speakers of English admitted to 
the university in preparatory college writing courses. When neces- 
sary, students are placed in one of three ESOL classes or special sec- 
tions of Writing for a Liberal Education. 

ORIENTATION AND NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS 

University Union 325, 410-704-2309 

All new first-year and transfer students attend an Orientation. The 
Office of Orientation and New Student Programs provides pro- 
gramming throughout the first semester to help make your transi- 
tion to Towson a smooth one. The program is specifically designed 
to meet the needs of newly admitted students from an academic 
and co-curricular perspective. 

College brings many new academic expectations. Orientation 
allows you to meet with faculty and staff to help ensure your aca- 
demic success. Your student Orientation leader will be a valuable 
resource during the program and throughout your first semester. A 
strong co-curricular experience is key to your overall success at 
Towson. Orientation connects you with services and programs that 
can help you succeed. 



Orientation for all newly admitted freshmen takes place in late 
August just before the start of classes and leads directly into 
September Celebration. Each student is pan of a First- Year 
Experience group that includes an academic adviser and an 
Orientation leader. Before attending Orientation, all freshmen are 
scheduled for one day in July for the TU CARES (Campus Advising 
and Registration for Entering Students) program. This is a brief 
program that allows you to meet with an adviser to confirm your 
fall schedule and helps you take care of various forms of business, 
such as obtainmg your TU OneCard (student I.D.), updating your 
health immunization records, etc. You will receive information 
about your Orientation program at that time. 

New transfer students attend a one-day comprehensive 
Orientation in July. This program includes informational sessions 
about academic and student life, campus resoixrces, academic 
advising and registration. 

PARKING 

Auxiliary Services Business Office 

University Union 118, 410-704-2284 

http://parking.towson.edu 

The university offers student parking on 13 lots and in three park- 
ing garages. The policy in effect when this catalog was published 
is that freshman-resident students are not eligible to park on cam- 
pus during academic year 2004-2005. There are a limited number 
of exceptions to this policy. View the parking Web site for more 
information on Resident-Freshman Student Exceptions. 

Additional information will be provided on the parking Web site 
by July 2004. All other resident students may apply for a permit in 
one of three ways: online, by mail, or in person. We recommend 
purchasing parking permits online through the parking Web site or 
by mail to avoid waiting in line. Permits are also sold in person at 
the Auxiliary Services Business Office in the Universitv Union, 
Room 118. 

Free shuttle buses are available for on-campus transportation 
from parking lots to all universitv' buildings during the fall and 
spring semesters. An escort service is provided from sunset to sun- 
rise during the fall and spring semesters. 

The university provides special parking areas for motorcycles, 
which are subject to the same rules and regulations as other vehicles. 

For security purposes, owners of soft-top vehicles are urged to 
purchase a window-sticker type permit in place of the hangtag. 

For additional information on parking, including a campus map, 
or to purchase a parking permit, visit the Web site. 

POST OFFICE 

University Union Ground Floor, 410-704-2260 

The Post Office provides window service from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
.Monday through Friday. Resident students' mailboxes are at the 
Post Office, so they should make it a habit to stop by often. New 
resident students need to visit the Post Office soon after they move 
in to receive their mailbox combination. 

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES 

Campus Ministry, University Union, 410-704-2268 

A variet)' of faith communities are represented on campus through 
the support staff assigned to the university. Most advise student 
religious organizations as well as provide a personal ministry in 
counseling, theological discussions, and other supportive areas. In 
addition, most cooperate in sponsoring special programs of speak- 
ers, discussions, films, contemporary issues studies and social 
events. 

SAGE (STUDENTS ACHIEVE GOALS THROUGH 
EDUCATION) 

University Union 317, 410-704-3789 

The SAGE program, one component of Towson Universit\''s multi- 
cultural enrichment and student retention effort, primarily encour- 
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academically as well as involve themselves in campus-wide activi- 
ties. All students, regardless of race or ethnic background, can 
participate in the SAGE program. Each SAGE program participant 
is matched with one peer mentor and a small group of entering stu- 
dents. SAGE program mentors and participants can connect and 
interact by telephone, e-mail, meal times, mentor office hours, 
informal group gatherings, and other campus-wide events. 
Program participants are also invited to a weekly program activity 
that provides social and networking opportunities as well as infor- 
mation about career development, study skills, stress management, 
financial planning, campus-wide resources, celebrating academic 
success and informal academic advising. Students are always wel- 
come in the SAGE program office. 

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE 

Towson offers an on-campus shuttle service during the fall and 
spring semesters. The on-campus bus circles the campus, taking 
students between the classroom buildings and the parking lots. 
Visit our Web site: http://parking.towson.edu and click on the "on- 
campus transportation services" link for current shuttle bus and 
mobility van information, including maps and hours of operation. 

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AND TRANSITIONS 
University Union 217, 410-704-3307 
Fax: 410-704-2219 
E-mail: studentactivities@towson.edu 
www.towson.edu/studentactivities 

Student Involvement and Transitions oversees two offices: Student 
Activities, and Orientation and New Student Programs. Staff mem- 
bers in the Office of Student Activities advise the Student 
Government Association, the Campus Activities Board, and assist 
all campus student organizations. Staff members plan daytime 
activities, concerts, trips, movies, leadership development opportu- 
nities, and promote community service. 

The Orientation staff develops programming for all new students 
entering Towson University. The staff plans activities for Move-In 
Weekend, September Celebration, and transfer students. 

Student Involvement and Transitions is also home to programs 
and services for commuter students. Services include: off-campus 
housing listings, commuter information, and general assistance in 
using public transportation. 

Commuter and Off-Campus Student Services 
Commuter Services seeks to build connections between the univer- 
sity' and its commuter populations by offering a variety of com- 
muter-targeted programs. Understanding the demands of commut- 
ing, the office seeks to create resources and programs to assist with 
the areas of off-campus housing, transportation and socialization. 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCLVTION 

University Union 226, 410-704-2711 

The Student Government Association (SGA) recognizes more than 
100 clubs and organizations. These groups provide students with 
a variety of leadership opportunities and experiences, including 
academic groups, recreational sports, Greek organizations, honor 
societies, and cultural, ethnic and religious groups. SGA is the 
advocate of students, providing educational activities, social aware- 
ness and entertainment. 

Clubs and Organizations 

A complete list of Student Government Association clubs and 
organizations is available in the Office of Student Activities and 
also appears in the student handbook. For more information about 
involvement in clubs and organizations, contact the SGA or the 
Office of Student Activities. 

Students representing TU at events, conferences, or other official 
activities should obtain a Notification of Absence from Class Form 
from Student Involvement and Transitions, University Union, 



Room 217, to be given to their instructors to verify the excused 
absence. Students are encouraged to notify faculty of anticipated 
class absences as soon as they learn they will be missing class. 

STUDENT DAY CARE CENTER 

Lida Lee Tall, 410-704-2652 

E-mail: studentswithchildren@towson.edu 

The Student Day Care Center was established, and continues to be 
assisted financially, by the Student Government Association. The 
center provides developmental programming as well as good care 
for children ages 2 through 5. The center is open in conjunction 
with the universit\''s academic calendar from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
and offers children opportunities for physical, emotional and cog- 
nitive growth. 

Due to licensing restrictions, space is limited. The center accepts 
applications to its waiting list whenever parents are ready to sub- 
mit them, accepting children on a first-come, first-served basis, giv- 
ing priority to the children of full-time university students. Contact 
the center for further information. 

Students with Children 

The Students with Children organization was founded by students 
and parents at the Student Day Care Center to involve other stu- 
dent families on campus in events and activities, such as parenting 
discussions, used seasonal clothing sales, and the Scarecrow Parry. 
The thrust of the group is to expand the reach of the Student Day 
Care Center beyond the confines of the space available and the ages 
for which it is licensed. For more information, call Harriet 
Douthirt, 410-704-2652. 

TICKET OFFICE 

University Union, Ground Floor, 410-704-2244 
The Ticket Office provides the university community with a variety 
of ticket services for both on-campus and area events. Tickets for 
student-sponsored events, including those offered by the Campus 
Activities Board (CAB) and Student Government Association 
(SGA), are sold through the Ticket Office, which is located on the 
first floor of the University Union. The Ticket Office is an outlet for 
Ticketmaster, selling tickets for attractions at the Baltimore Arena, 
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and other venues. The Ticket Office 
also sells discounted movie passes and Mass Transit (bus and Light 
Rail) passes. 

UNIVERSITY STORE 

University Union, Ground Floor, 410-704-BOOK (2665) 

http://store.towson.edu 

The University Store carries all required and recommended text- 
books as well as a selection of general reading material including 
reference/study aids, current fiction and nonfiction, children's 
books, newspapers and magazines. Other products sold in the 
University Store include basic school/art supplies, computer sup- 
plies and software, film and film processing, health and beauty 
aids, snacks and beverages, gifts and greeting cards, music CDs, 
DVD movies and dry cleaning services. Official Towson University' 
emblematic merchandise such as imprinted adult and children's 
apparel, stationery and giftware distinguish the University Store 
from other general retail outlets. The approved Towson University 
class ring is also available through the University Store. The store 
accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, OneCard Retail/Vending 
Points, personal checks with appropriate picture I.D., and cash. 
Visit the University Store Web site at http://store.towson.edu for 
information about textbooks, the Used Book Buy-back, refund pol- 
icy, hours, caps and gowns, and to order textbooks and TU mer- 
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UNIVERSITY UNION 
Information Desk, 410-704-4636 

The Universin.' Union is the hub of co-curricular activities and pro- 
grams for the campus, as well as home to a multitude of student 
services. Generally, the educational, cultural and social programs 
held in the union are intended for the entire academic community. 
The Union is a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni can 
relax, interact, and share common interests and experiences. The 
following offices and services are located in the University Union: 

First floor — A full-service post office; a full-service Che\y Chase 
bank branch; the University Store; Paws, the new student center 
with billiards, food, entertainment and music, and a cyber cafe 
with made-to-order deli and grill items, gourmet coffee and pas- 
tries; the Auxiliary Services Business Office and the Auxiliary 
Services Administration suite; Art Services; the Ticket Office; and 
the financial operations office of Event and Conference Services. 

Second floor — The University Union Information Desk; the 
Susquehanna Food Court, a mall style eatery; the Patuxent Grill, 
which offers high-quality dining at reasonable prices; the Auxiliary 
Ser\'ices program suite; the offices of the Student Government 
Association (SGAl; the Office of Student Activities, which includes 
Commuter Affairs, Greek Life (fraternities and sororities), the 
Student Leadership Programs, and Off-Campus Housing 
Programs; the office of the Black Student Union; the Religious 
Activities Office; the Office of Diversity Resources; the Potomac 
Lounge, a comfortable study and lounging spot; the Art Gallery; 
the offices of Event and Conference Services, where reservations for 
rooms and other campus facilities may be made and 
audiovisual/technical services requested; and the University Union 
office suite. 

Third floor — Orientation and New Student Programs; The 
Towerlight, Towson Universin''s student newspaper; the African 
American Cultural Center; the Women's Center; the offices of the 
Students Achieve Goals through Education (SAGE) Program; the 
office of the Diverse Sexual Orientation Collective (DSOC); sever- 
al multipurpose conference rooms; and a number of nooks and 
crannies for contemplation and conversation. 

VETERANS OFHCE 

Enrollment Services Center 233, 410-704-3094 

The office provides coordination between veteran/dependent stu- 
dents and the regional office of the Depanment of Veterans Affairs. 
The coordinator establishes procedures and prepares forms and 
correspondence for eligible students to receive educational benefits. 
Additionally, the officer monitors class attendance and evaluates 
academic progress to ensure that those receiving benefits maintain 
satisfaaory progress. This officer also supervises the employment 
of VA work/study students. 

Students taking courses at other institutions concurrently with 
courses at Towson University may be certified for both institutions 
by the TTJ coordinator. 

Students may visit the office daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. but 
may wish to call for an appointment. 

The normal time for the Regional Office of the Veterans 
Administration to process an enrollment certification is six weeks. 
Certification is not automatic. The proper VA forms must be com- 
pleted each semester. 

NOTE: Students carmot be certified for courses until they register. 

Withdrawals 

When students decrease credit load during the course of the semes- 
ter they must notify^ the TU Veterans Office. Failure to do so could 
result in termination of benefits and a financial debt to the U.S. 
Department of Veterans Affairs. 



FX Grades 

Students who receive an FX at the end of a term should contact the 

university office immediately. 

Change of Program 

Veterans may change their academic program once without VA 
approval. For more than one change of program, however, veter- 
ans are required to undergo counseling by the Veterans 
Administration. A change of program form must be filed whenever 
veterans make a curriculum change in which any of the courses for 
which VA benefits were previously received do not transfer into the 
new program or whenever students declare a new major or matric- 
ulate at a different institution. 

Independent Study 

Payment for independent study courses will generally be made on 
a tuition and fees basis only. Monthly rates may be paid for such 
courses, provided that more than half of the total number of cred- 
its for that semester are in courses requiring class attendance. 
Check with the office to determine eligibility to pay for independ- 
ent study courses. 

Advance Payment 

Advance payment is the allowance for the first two months of an 
enrollment period. All tuition and fees are due according to regular 
university deadlines and cannot be deferred pending receipt of 
advance payment. Students may apply for advance pay only if they 
will be enrolling at the universin,' on at least a half-time basis and 
meet established deadlines. There must be one full calendar month 
break berween semesters to apply for the advance. 

Students may request advance pay for the regular academic 
semesters in writing on the Declaration of Intent Form. The student 
must be registered one month before the semester commences to 
qualify for advance payment. 

Approved Program 

The VA will pay veterans only for the courses listed in the 
Undergraduate Catalog that are required for a degree and for pro- 
grams that have been approved for study by the Veterans 
Administration. If students take courses in addition to those listed 
for their approved program, they will not be entitled to receive VA 
benefits for them. 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS 

410-704-2055 

The administrative responsibility for the supervision of the co-cur- 
ricular life of the university rests with the vice president for Student 
Affairs and staff. The university provides a wide range of support 
services and programs designed specifically to meet the outside-of- 
class and co-curricular needs of its students. Student Affairs direct- 
ly supports the total educational experience of students. The oper- 
ating philosophy of Student Affairs rests upon the belief that out- 
side-of-class activities and co-curricular learning complement the 
formal learning that takes place in the classroom and are part of the 
student's total education immersion. Efforts are made to ensure 
that services and programs are planned in such a way so as to be 
student centered and educational in nature. 

Student Affairs now has a Student LIFE Line. The purpose of this 
telephone line is to assist students with any question they may have 
about the university. The LIFE Line is staffed and ready to assist 
callers Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. After these 
hours, a voice-mail message can be left and will be responded to the 
next business dav. Should students need to call, the number is 410- 
704-LIFE (x45433). 



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WOMEN'S CENTER 

University Union 311, 410-704-2666 

The Women's Center is located on the third floor of the University 
Union and consists of a lounge, browsing library and office. The 
drop-in lounge is available to all for study, conversation or a 
moment of relaxation. 

A wide-ranging referral system offers information about campus 
and community groups and organizations, individuals with skills 
and expertise in specific areas, and individual professionals in the 
fields of medicine, law, mental health, etc. The center provides a 
bulletin board where job notices, conferences, and newsletters 
relating to women from all over the country are posted. 

Throughout the academic year, a variety of programs will be 
offered free of charge to the public. The center serves as an advo- 
cate and liaison for women students, staff and faculty. 



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Towson offers its students many opportunities to enhance their 
lives with academic support and extracurricular activities. Some of 
these programs will help students with their studies, while others 
will provide cultural enrichment. 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CENTER 

Administration Building 234-235,410-704-2291 

Fax:410-704-5618 

Terri Massie-Burrell, Senior Director 

The Academic Achievement Center coordinates the offices of 
Tutorial Services and Developmental Education at Towson 
University. 

Tutorial Services in the Academic Achievement Center 

Tutorial Services provides tutorial support and study skills diag- 
nostic services for Towson undergraduates. Tutoring is available in 
most lower-division and a limited number of upper-division cours- 
es. Services are free of charge, available on a first-come, first-served 
basis and depend upon the availability of a qualified tutor. Students 
are usually scheduled for one hour of tutoring weekly (per course), 
and receive primarily small group sessions. Academic support is 
also available to any student who wishes to improve time manage- 
ment, effective presentation techniques, note taking, reading com- 
prehension, and memory and test-taking skills. 

Tutorial Services also provides supplemental computer-assisted 
instruction in accounting principles and study skills. LASSI, a 
learning and study strategies inventory, allows students to evaluate 
their study habits and attitudes in several areas including motiva- 
tion, anxiety, information processing, selecting main ideas and test 
taking. Enrichment strategies are recommended after students com- 
plete LASSI. 

Tutorial Support Network Services 

Computer Science Tutorial, 7800 York Road, 4th Floor 
Coordinator: Richard Webster/410-704-2424 

Utilizes small-group tutoring and individual appointments to assist 
students enrolled in computer science courses. 

Mathematics Tutorial, Stephens Hall 303 
Coordinator: Stefanie Hunt/410-704-2418 

Assists students who are enrolled in lower-division and some 
upper-division mathematics courses via walk-in and limited indi- 
vidual tutoring. 

Natural Sciences Tutorials, Smith Hall 538 
Coordinator: Liina Ladon/410-704-3054 

Assists students who are enrolled in biology, chemistry, physical sci- 
ence and physics courses through individual and small-group tutor- 
ing, as well as computer-assisted instruction. The location of each 
tutorial is listed below. 

• Biology Tutorial, Smith Hall 360 

• Physical Science Tutorial, Smith Hall 538 

• Chemistry Tutorial, Smith Hall 538 

• Physics Tutorial, Smith Hall 538 

Music Tutorial, Center for the Arts 384 
Coordinator: Jonathan Leshnoff/4 10-704-2845 

Provides tutoring for students enrolled in undergraduate music lit- 
erature, theory and musicianship courses. Tutors are matched with 
students to work individually on selected, pre-determined topics. 



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Other Tutoring Services 

Writing Lab 

Lida Lee Tall 308 

410-704-3426 

Provides tutoring for writers at all stages of the writing process and 

in all courses within the university. 

Writing Support Program 

Linthicum 20 IB 

410-704-2857 

Assists students with sentence-level and grammar skills (ENGL 

251/ENGL350). This service is for native English speakers. 

Computer Lab 
Lida Lee Tall 207 
410-704-3834 

Provides computer software for writing skills analysis/improve- 
ment. This service is for native English speakers. 

ESOL Writing Services 
Administration Building 216F 
410-704-5016 

Assists students, for whom English is a second language, with sen- 
tence-level and paragraph/essay-level skills. 

Online Writing Support 

Linthicum 201B 

410-704-2857 

Provides online assistance and interactive exercises for grammar 

and punctuation skills. 

Developmental Education 

410-704-2418 

Stefanie Hunt, Assistant Director 

Developmental Education in the Academic Achievement Center 
administers the competency testing and developmental studies pro- 
grams that require all entering freshman and transfer students to 
demonstrate competence in the basic skills of reading, writing and 
mathematics. 

Students who have earned a minimum of 500 and above on the 
Verbal section and/or a minimum of 500 and above on the Math 
section of the SAT I are exempt from taking the placement test(s). 
Only those who need to be tested are contacted. Placement testing 
is mandatory for those who score below 500 and must be taken 
before TU CARES. Students who do not achieve minimum profi- 
ciency (fail to achieve a grade of S or a grade equivalent to 2.00 or 
higher) in required Developmental courses may be subject to a 
review of their academic records and mandatory advising. 

If you have not received notification and should have, or if you 
have questions concerning the tests or your assigned test date, 
please call our office. 

ACADEMIC ADVISING 
Lecture Hall 1, 410-704-2330 

Margaret Faulkner, Associate Vice President for Student 
Academic Services 

This office coordinates all undergraduate academic advising, 
including services offered by the Academic Advising Center and the 
Department of New Student Registration. Towson University is 
committed to providing comprehensive advising designed to enrich 
the educational experiences of every student. Towson offers a 
unique advising program for freshmen called the First Year 
Experience, and a similar program for newly admitted transfer stu- 
dents called the TRANS-AM Program. Both of these programs are 
coordinated through the Academic Advising Center. All students 
are encouraged to seek advising at any time during the academic 
year. Students who have chosen a major should go to the appro- 
priate academic department to be assigned a faculty adviser. 



Academic Advising Center 
Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 
Lynne Dowell, Director 

The Academic Advising Center supports the advising needs of the 
university's students and faculty. This center serves as a clearing- 
house for information about the university's policies, procedures 
and requirements. Its advisers help students review their progress 
toward the fulfillment of GenEd or GUR requirements and advise 
students about developing academic goals, planning programs, 
selecting courses, investigating majors and minors, clarifying cata- 
log year choices, and meeting standards. Students who have com- 
pleted 75 credit hours receive an audit of their progress toward 
graduation. In addition, the center advisers conduct special advis- 
ing for students who have received academic warnings or who are 
on academic probation. Students who have questions or concerns 
prior to meeting with their faculty adviser can meet with trained 
peers through the Student Academic Advising Program, Lecture 
Hall 7-B, 410-704-3497. 

New Student Registration 
Lecture Hall, 410-704-2472 

As new freshmen matriculate at Towson University, they work with 
the Office of New Student Registration to select courses to meet 
their goals and interests. Professional advisers coordinate the first 
semester's course schedules with information supplied to New 
Student Registration by the student. New students meet with pro- 
fessional and faculty advisers during TU CARES, a one-day sum- 
mer advising program, to confirm their schedules and to be 
assigned to a First- Year Experience (EYE) adviser. 

The First-Year Experience is a unique advising program for 
freshmen which pairs incoming students with a faculty member or 
professional adviser who has received special training in the 
Faculty Institute. Together, advisers and students work throughout 
the first year to orient the new college student to the university and 
to identify and use resources that will enhance the student's educa- 
tional experience. The relationship between the EYE adviser and 
the new student helps develop successful, active members of the 
university community who are able to make effective educational 
decisions. 

Following the First- Year Experience, students who have chosen 
a major will be advised by faculty advisers within the major depart- 
ment. Students who are still exploring their choice of major will be 
re-assigned to the professional advisers within the Academic 
Advising Center. 

Transfer students are assigned to professional advisers or faculty 
members for the one- semester TRANS-AM (Transfer Advising and 
Mentoring) Program specially designed to meet the needs of expe- 
rienced students in a new environment. 

CENTER FOR INSTRUCTIONAL ADVANCEMENT 
AND TECHNOLOGY (CL\T) 
Cook Library 405, 410-704-2005 

The Center for Instructional Advancement and Technology (CIAT) 
supports excellence in teaching and learning by providing Towson 
University faculty the opportunity to investigate and apply sound 
learning theory and technology to instruction. The CIAT staff 
works with faculty to design curriculum and courses; develop 
course materials; implement teaching and learning strategies; and 
to identify and use appropriate technology applications that apply 
to teaching and learning. The three supporting functions of CIAT 
are: instructional design, technology support and multimedia appli- 
cations. 



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OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY SER\aCES 

Help Center, Cook Library 5, 410-704-5151 
E-mail: helpcenter@towson.edu 
www.towson.edu/ots 

Through the cooperative efforts of several campus technology 
service departments, Towson University provides computing sup- 
port for all university students, facultv' and staff. The Help 
Center is the best source of information on available campus com- 
puting resources and a single point of contact for questions relating 
to e-mail, Web access, computing labs, net-worked classrooms, 
training and telecommunications. Help Center hours of operation 
are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 
p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 8 p.m. 

If the best solution to a problem involves training or consulting, 
the Help Center may refer students to Student Computing Services 
(SCS), which operates the General PC Lab and the Student 
Computing Learning Center in Cook Library, Room 
35. SCS provides access to the Web and standard Microsoft 
applications (PowerPoint, FrontPage, Word, Excel, Access, etc.) 
as well as training and collaborative workspaces. For more 
information visit wA\^v.towson.edu/scs. 

FINE ARTS 

Towson Universit), a center for the fine and performing arts in the 
Baltimore area, offers students a host of programs and concerts, 
many free of charge. In addition, Towson is home to the Mar>'land 
Arts Festival, an array of live theater, concerts, films, lectures and 
musicals. 

Art Galleries 

Asian Arts & Culture Center, .Administration Building 309 

410-704-2807 

www.towson.edu/asianarts 

The Asian Arts &: Culture Center at Towson University promotes 
the art and culture of Asia through outstanding programming 
designed to benefit students, faculty, artists, the local communit)', 
and the state of Maryland. 

To make art an integral part of every student's education, the 
Asian Arts & Culture Center's activities include art exhibitions, 
concerts, lectures, films, workshops and demonstrations that are 
available to students and the public throughout the year. 

The Asian Arts Gallery exhibits are used by many facultv' mem- 
bers as part of their teaching programs. To students of Asian art 
history, philosophy, history and language, a visit to the galler\' pro- 
vides an opportunit)^ to gain direct contact with art objects and a 
deeper understanding of the culture they are studying. For those 
taking studio art courses, the gallery is a place to explore different 
techniques and develop esthetic sensibilities. Local schools, 
libraries and service organizations may borrow selected items from 
the collections for their educational programs. 

The Asian Arts Gallery is currently closed for renovation. The 
Asian Arts & Culture Center and gallery will re-open in the Center 
for the Arts in fall 2005 when renovations to the building are com- 
plete. 

Holtzman Art Gallery, Center for the Arts (closed for renovations) 
University Union Art Gallery, University Union, Second Floor 
Both galleries present a variety of exhibits to the Towson commu- 
nity, including student and faculty shows as well as national and 
international exhibitions. The Holtzman Gallery emphasizes con- 
temporary art, while the Union Gallery focuses on M.F.A. thesis 
exhibitions and works by local artists. 

Lieberman Collection, Honors College 
Lecture Hall, Lieberman Room 

The Lieberman Collection of 40 oil paintings, sculptures, ink draw- 
ings, lithographs, photographs and art books was donated to 
Towson University by Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Lieberman in memory 



of their sons. The collection is on display in the Lieberman Room, 
located in the Lecture Hall. Used primarily by students in the 
Honors College as a quiet place to read or study, the room is open 
to the public during the university's normal hours. 

Dance 

The TU Dance Company is considered one of the premier university 
dance companies in the mid-Atlantic region. The company presents 
an annual concert and regularly performs works by internationally 
and nationally recognized choreographers, as well as classical bal- 
lets. The Department of Dance produces the faculty-alumni con- 
cert, dance majors performance project, and Sigma Rho annual 
dance showcase. 

Film 

The 7X1 Film and Video Society offers a free film series during the 
fall and spring semesters. Sponsored by the Department of 
Electronic Media and Film, the films are screened in Van Bokkelen 
Auditorium. The S.G.A. presents a weekly series of recently 
released box office hits at student discount prices. 

Music 

The Department of Music's instrumental and vocal ensembles — 
including Universit)- Chorale, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Choral Societ)^ 
Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind 
Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles (large 
and small). Commercial Ensemble, Chamber Ensembles and Early 
Music Ensemble — present more than 200 concens each year in the 
Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at Towson's Center for the Arts. 
Many concerts are free of charge; others offer discounts to students 
and facult)'. 

Theatre 

Towson presents many productions each year in three campus the- 
atres, as well as at the Baltimore Theatre Project downtown and in 
other local venues. They range from Shakespeare to musicals to 
new experimental performances, featuring Towson theatre majors, 
as well as talented students from other disciplines. Prices vary, but 
students pay a discounted rate. 

LNTERNATIONAL EDUCATION 

Office of International Programs 

Administration Building, Second Floor 

410-704-2919 

Fax: 410-704-4646 

E-Mail: internationaleducation@towson.edu 

ww^v.towson.edu/intledu 

Dean Esslinger, Associate Vice President, International Programs 

and Faculty Development 

Elizabeth T Lambert, Director, International Financial Services 

G. Frank Mullen, Director of Special Projects 

International Programs is the central academic office for the coor- 
dination and supervision of the university's international programs 
and activities. It plays an important role in the universit)''s mission 
to internationalize the campus community. The office coordinates 
faculty and student exchange programs with numerous partner 
institutions in a variety of foreign countries. It oversees the func- 
tions and policies of the International Student and Scholar Office, 
the International Undergraduate Admissions Office, the English 
Language Center, the Summer in Maryland Program for interna- 
tional students and the Study Abroad Office. It seeks to promote 
better understanding of international and cross-cultural issues 
within the context of education to the universit)- and external com- 
munity-, including schools, businesses, local government and the 
Universit)' System of Maryland. 

One such initiative is the Maryland International Education 
Association (MIEA). MIEA membership comprises rwo-year and 
four-year higher education institutions across the state of 



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Maryland. It provides a statewide plattorm for networking 
bet\veen Maryland faculty and university administrators concerned 
with international issues. The mission of MIEA is to serve as a 
forum to discuss and plan modes of cooperation and to provide 
opportunities for sharing resources and organizing activities 
throughout the state. MIEA organizes a broad range of programs 
serving the goal of coordinating the response of higher education to 
the global challenges of the 21st century. 

In its commitment to internationalization, the International 
Programs Office provides a variety of services to international stu- 
dents and scholars, to the university student body, faculty and staff, 
and to the community. It also provides consultation and referral 
support to other academic departments, local government offices, 
and businesses. 

To obtain specific information about any of the international 
programs and services available through Towson University, con- 
tact the International Programs Office or one of the offices listed 
below. For the names and locations of TU"s international exchange 
panner institutions, refer to the Study Abroad section in this cata- 
log, under University Curriculum. 

Contact Information 

Asian Arts & Culture Center 

Location: Administration Building 309 

Contact: Suewhei Shieh, Director 

Tel: 410-704-2807, Fax: 410-704-4032 

E-mail: sshieh@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/tu/asianarts 

English Language Center 
Location: 7800 York Road 
Contact: Lvnda Mermell, Director 
Tel: 410-704-2552, Fax: 410-704-2090 
E-mail: lmermell@towson.edu 
Web site: www.towson.edu/elc 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 

Location: English Department, Linthicum Hall, 218H 

Contact: James Cook, Director 

Tel: 410-704-2944, Fax: 410-704-3999 

E-mail: jcook@towson.edu 

ESOL Writing Services 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Carol Pippen, Director 

Tel: 410-704-5016, Fax: 410-704-3999 

E-mail: cpippen@towson.edu 

Faculty Exchanges 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Dean Esslinger, 

Associate Vice President for International Programs 

Tel: 410-704-2919, Fax: 410-704-4646 

Web site: w^'w.towson.edu/intledu 



International Exchange Student Program 
Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Franklin G. Mullen, Director 
Tel: 410-704-4327, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: fmullen@towson.edu 
Web site: www.towson.edu/intledu 

International Student and Scholar Office 

Location: Administration Building, Suite 246 

Contact: Janene Oettel, Director 

Teh 410-704-2421, Fax: 410-704-6040 

E-mail: isso@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/isso 

International Studies Program 

Location: Linthicum Hall 118N 

Contact: James Roberts, Director 

Tel: 410-704-2958, Fax: 410-704-2960 

Email: inst@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/polsci/inst 

International Undergraduate Admissions 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Jeffrey Haas, Director 

Tel: 410-704-6069, Fax: 410-704-6070 

E-mail: intladm@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/intladm 

Maryland International Education Association (MIEA) 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Dean Esslinger, President 
Tel: 410-704-2919, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: desslinger@towson.edu 
Web site: www.towson.edu/miea 

Multicultural Institute 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Joanna Basurav, Director 

Tel: 410-704-3931, FaxJ 410-704-6093 

E-mail: jbasuray@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/multiculturalinstitute 

Study Abroad Office 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Adam Grotskv, Director 
Tel: 410-704-2451, Fax: 410-704-4703 
E-mail: studyabroad@towson.edu 
Web site: w\vw.towson.edu/studyabroad 

Summer in Maryland Program (for international students) 

Location: 7800 York Road 

Contact: Lvnda Mermell, Coordinator 

Tel: 410-704-6080, Fax: 410-704-5527 

E-mail: lmermell@towson.edu 

Web site: www.towson.edu/sim 



Institute for Korean-U.S. Business Relations 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Bong Shin, Director 
Tel: 410-704-5266, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: bshin@towson.edu 



Towson-Oldenburg Exchange Program 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 
Contact: Armin Mruck, Adviser 
Tel: 410-704-2919, Fax: 410-704-4646 
E-mail: amruck@towson.edu 



International Development 

Location: Administration Building, Second Floor 

Contact: Liz Todd Lambert, Director, 

International Financial Services 

Tel: 410-704-5416, Fax: 410-704-2090 

E-mail: elambert@towson.edu 



Housing and Residence Life 



LIBRARY/MEDIA SERVICES 

Albert S. Cook Library 
410-704-2461 

The Albert S. Cook Library, located near the center of Tovvson 
University's campus, serves as the university's hub of information 
resources. The library's collection of nearly 563,000 volumes, 
868,000 microforms, and over 2,151 periodicals has been selected 
to support Towson's academic curriculum. More than 80 online 
databases offer students and faculty members access (from on- 
campus and remote locations) to journal article citations, statistics, 
business data, news, legal information and increasingly, full-text 
articles. 

The Media Resources Services Lab, complete with listening and 
viewing stations, offers approximately 15,870 films, videos, DVDs, 
recorded satellite resources, video conferences, cassettes, compact 
disks, and CD-ROMs. Cook Library is a depository for Maryland 
state documents, owns a notable collection in education and has 
special holdings in early English Literature, early American period- 
icals, and in the field of women's studies. 

The online catalog accesses Cook Library's entire collection as 
well as the collections of the other University System of Maryland 
libraries. Cooperative borrowing and document delivery agree- 
ments among USM schools ensure that materials can be shared. 
Reference librarians help patrons navigate the extensive array of 
information resources. 

Whether at the reference desk, in the classroom, or by appoint- 
ment. Cook Library reference service is tailored to meet the needs 
of individual library users and is aimed at enabling them to locate, 
evaluate, and use print and electronic information resources 
effectively. 



Housing and Residence Life 

OFFICE 

Newell Hall, 410-704-2516 

Jerry Dieringer, Director 

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE 

Housing and Residence Life provides living facilities for full-time 
degree candidates and promotes educational programs and activi- 
ties that support the university's academic mission. The Housing 
and Residence Life staff and the University Residence Government 
strive to maintain an environment that encourages academic excel- 
lence, community responsibility and individual development. 

Towson University offers on-campus housing for approximately 
3,800 students. 

• Resident students must sign a contract for university housing, 
renewable at the option of the university, and must carry a 
minimum of 12 credits. Priority is given to undergraduate stu- 
dents. 

• Residents must vacate the residence halls after they complete 
their final semester examination. 

• Housing facilities are available to students only when classes 
are in session. Some special interest programs are open year- 
round. 

• The Housing and Residence Life staff offers assistance and 
programs for resident students. 

• A number of special living options are available, including 
alcohol-free areas, special quiet options, honors housing and 
the International House. All buildings are non-smoking. 

University Housing 
Glen Complex 

Connected to the rest of the campus by a bridge that crosses over 
the Glen, this complex includes four high-rise buildings housing 
about 425 students each. All student accommodations are suites, 
with two rooms sharing a bath. There is a lounge area on each 
floor and a centrally located dining hall in the complex. 

Newell Hull 

Completely renovated in 1997, Newell was the first residence 
hall built on campus. It houses 211 students with a number of hon- 
ors students. 

Prettyman and Scarborough Halls 

These low-rise residence halls enclose a garden courtyard and 
house approximately 160 students each. 

Residence Tower 

This 13-story, high-rise residence hall accommodates approxi- 
mately 455 students in double and single rooms. There is a lounge 
area, study room and kitchen on each floor, and a recreation room 
and laundry facility on the lower level of the building. The 
Residence Tower accommodates students requesting the 
International House. Both nine- and 12-month housing options are 
available for international students. 



Richmond Hall 

Designated as the university's honors residence hall, Richmond 
houses 107 students. Richmond was one of the first residence halls 
built on campus. It was completely renovated in 1998. 

Towson Run Apartments 

These one-, two-, and four-bedroom apartments for upper-level 
undergraduate students are fully furnished. In addition to double 
bedrooms, each apartment has a full kitchen and living/dining 
room. Approximately 420 students are housed at Towson Run. 
Nine-month housing is available. For students electing this option, 
the apartments are open during semester breaks. 



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Ward and West Halls 

These rwin low-rise residence halls for men and women accom- 
modate about 60 students each. A large study area is located on the 
lower level of each building. 

On-Campus Adult Apartments 

Burkshire at Towson University 
10 W. Burke Avenue 
410-324-8108 

Universitv-owned and located on campus at the corner of York 
Road and Burke Avenue, the Burkshire offers one bedroom, one 
bedroom with den, and two bedroom with den apartments featur- 
ing a full kitchen, washer and dryer, air conditioning, cable TV, and 
free storage locker. The Burkshire 's apartments are available to stu- 
dents who are juniors with a 2.85 QPA or above, seniors, graduate 
students, married students, students 23 years or older, and faculty 
and staff. The Burkshire is a good choice for students interested in 
a quiet nontraditional housing alternative. 

Millennium Hall 
Capstone Properties 
8000 York Road 
443-275-4000 

Millennium Hall, Towson University's five-story residence build- 
ing, offers housing for 408 sophomores, juniors and seniors in four- 
bedroom furnished apartments. Owned and managed by Capstone 
Properties, the building is Towson's first privatized residence hall. 
Each four-bedroom apartment accommodates four students and is 
fully furnished, with a living/dining room and full kitchen. Each 
bedroom has a telephone jack, cable TV, and computer connection. 
The building is air-conditioned and has a laundr)' room on the first 
floor. All inquiries should be directed to Millennium Hall. 



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Expenses are estimates at the time of printing this catalog and are 
subject to revision. NOTE: Notwithstanding any other provision 
of this or any other universitv' publication, the university reserves 
the right to make changes in tuition, fees, housing and boarding 
costs, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed nec- 
essary by the university and the University System of Maryland 
Board of Regents. 

APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT FEES 

Each applicant must pay a nonrefundable application fee of $35 
for fall 2004. Beginning in spring 2005, each applicant must pay a 
nonrefundable application fee of $45. No application will be 
processed without this fee or a valid waiver. 

Once students are admitted for fall 2004, a nonrefundable $300 
enrollment fee must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions to 
reserve a place in the class. 

TUITION 

The University System of Maryland Tuition Policy, approved by 
the Board of Regents on June 11, 1993, established non-resident 
tuition at the calculated actual educational cost at each institution 
within the system and based the increase in the non-resident 
tuition and fees on that cost. Additionally, the policy recommends 
each institution to provide a four-year plan of tuition and fees for 
both resident and non-Maryland resident students. The two 
charges — Maryland resident and non-Mar\'land resident — 
shown below, provide the projected, per semester rates for fall 
2004 through fall 2007. 

The tuition and fee increases for the next three years are based 
on fall 2004 rates. They do not include increases related to infla- 
tion and other cost factors not known at this time. 
The tuition policy is available for review in the following offices: 

• All academic departments 

• Office of the Bursar 

• English Language Center 

• College of Graduate Education and Research 

• International Student and Scholar Office 

• Enrollment Services 



MARYLAND RESIDENTS 




Projeaed (Subject to Change) 


Tuition and 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 
(Per Semester) 


Fall 2004 


Fall 2005 


Fall 2006 


Fall 2007 


Full-Time 

Undergraduate 
(12 credits or greater) 
Tuition 

.Mandatory Univ. Fees 
Total 


S3336/sen] 


S3475/sem 


S3621/sem 


S3772/sem 


Part-Time 
Undergraduate 
(Fewer than 12 credits) 
Tuition 

.Mandator.' Univ. Fees 
Total 


S281/cr 


S293/cr 


S305/cr 


S317/cr 


Graduate 

Tuition 

Mandator)- Univ. Fees 
Total 


S327/cr 


S340/cr 


S355/cr 


S369/cr 



Expenses 



NON-MARYLAND RESIDENTS 




Projected (Subject to Change) 


Tuition and 
Mandatory Univ. Fees 
(Per Semester) 


Fall 2004 


Fall 2005 


Fall 2006 


Fall 2007 


Full-Time 

Undergraduate 

(12 credits or greater) 

Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 

Total 


$7676/sem 


$7989/sem 


$8315/sem 


$8654/sem 


Part-Time 

Undergraduate 

(Fewer than 12 credits) 

Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 

Total 


$577/cr 


$600/cr 


$625/cr 


$650/cr 


Graduate 

Tuition 

Mandatory Univ. Fees 

Total 


$608/cr 


$633/cr 


$658/cr 


$685/cr 



MANDATORY UNIVERSITY FEES 

A comprehensive Mandatory University Fee is charged to each stu- 
dent each semester. This fee varies based on a student's tuition clas- 
sification as indicated on the chart below. The fee supports student 
activities, athletics, university-funded construction and transporta- 
tion. 

TECHNOLOGY FEE 

It is the university's goal to create a student-centered learning infra- 
structure that recognizes how technology is changing the methods 
for organizing and disseminating information, delivering student 
services and administering the educational enterprise. The 
Technology Fee is charged to each student each semester and varies 
based on a student's tuition classification as indicated on the chart 
below. The fee is assessed as a $60 flat fee for 10 or more credits 
and $6 per credit for less than 10 credits. 

OVERLOAD SURCHARGE FEE 

A $40 Overload Sucharge Fee will be assessed per credit hour for 
all credits over 15 per semester. 

STUDENT CLASSIFICATION FEE 

The $200 Student Classification Fee is assessed one time to all 
degree candidates who have attained junior standing. The revenues 
from this fee are generally returned to the student's major depart- 
ment to enhance instructional equipment and facilities. 

CHANGES IN TERMINOLOGY 

Towson University uses the Towson Online Services for registration 
and billing. Under this system, the terms "credits" (used in this cat- 
alog) and "units" (used online) are interchangeable. 



TUITION AND FEES PER SEMESTER 

NOTE: Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in 
tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the university and the University System of Maryland Board 
of Regents. 



Registration 


Residence Status 


Tuition* 


Mandatory University Fee 


Technology Fee"^"^ 


Surcharge Overload Fee'*'^'^ 


Undergraduate Part-time 












Fewer than 12 crs 


In-State 


$212/cr 


$63/cr 


Plus Tech Fee 




Fewer than 12 crs 


Out-of-State 


$508/cr 


$63/cr 


Plus Tech Fee 




Less than 10 crs 








$6/cr 




10 crs or more 








$60 flat 




Undergraduate Full-time 












12 or more crs 


In-State 


S2,445 flat 


$831 flat 


$60 flat 


S40/cr 


12 or more crs 


Out-of-State 


$6,785 flat 


$831 flat 


$60 flat 


$40/cr 


Graduate 


In-State 


$257/cr 


$64/cr 


Plus Tech Fee 




Out-of-Statc 




$538/cr 


$64/cr 


Plus Tech Fee 




Less than 10 crs 








$6/cr 




10 crs or more 








$60 flat 





* Refer to Appendix C for tuition residency qualifications. 

"'A Technology Fee is assessed at $6 per credit hour for less than 10 credits, and a $60 flat fee for 10 or more credits. 

*** An Overload Surcharge Fee is assessed per credit hour for credits over 15. 



Expenses 



I 



OTHER FEES AND EXPENSES 

TEXTBOOKS 

Students are expected to buy the textbooks for their courses. The 
average cost for textbooks is $400 per semester. Books and other 
suppHes may be purchased at the University Store. 

CENTER FOR APPLIED INFORMATION 
TECHNOLOGY (AIT COURSES) 

AIT rates differ from university rates. For details see the CAIT 
Web site, www.tovvson.edu/cait. 

STUDENT TEACHING/CLINICAL PRACTICUM FEES 

Students enrolled in student teaching or a clinical practicum are 
charged a fee ranging from $300 to $600 per experience. Students 
must confer with their department chair or with the director of the 
CPP office in the College of Education to determine the exact fee. 
These courses are designated PRC, STT and CIN. 

PRFVATE MUSIC LESSON FEES 

Students enrolled in private music lessons are charged a fee of $100 
or $260 per credit, depending upon course registration. 

STUDY ABROAD FEES 

A fee of $120 for the fall and spring semesters, $60 for summer, 
and $50 for Minimester is assessed for Study Abroad programs. 

PARKING FEES 

All students are required to register their automobiles with the uni- 
versity in order to obtain a parking permit. Parking permits do not 
guarantee a space on campus; however, permits are required to 
park at any university parking lot or garage. Resident-freshmen are 
not permitted to purchase parking permits. There are limited 
exceptions to this policy. Information about parking policies is 
available on the parking Web site and at TTJ CARES, the university's 
advising and registration program for new first-year and transfer 
students. 

Parking permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis 
and may be purchased over the Towson University Web page, 
http://parking.towson.edu. Campus maps and other parking-relat- 
ed information are also available at this Web site. In addition, park- 
ing permits may be purchased from the Auxiliary Services Business 
Office, University Union, room 118. Student parking permits go 
on sale in early August 2004 and in early December 2004 for spring 
semester permits. For questions or additional information, please 
view the Web page listed above. 

Fees for the academic year 2004-2005 have not yet been 
approved. For your budgeting purposes only, below are last year's 
rates. Please anticipate that the fees will be higher this academic 
year. 

Parking Fee Schedule for Academic Year 2003-2004 

• Evening permit (after 3 p.m., only M-F) 

- Annual $70 

- Semester (fall/minimester or spring/summer) $45 

• All-day permit 

- Annual $200 

- Semester (fall/minimester or spring/summer) $115 

- Summer 2003 $40 

HOUSING AND DINING FEES 

Students interested in living on campus must make a $225 non- 
refundable housing deposit by the established procedures and meet 
all deadlines. Failure to pay all room and board charges may result 
in forfeiture of residence hall space. 

Depending upon the room and meal plan selected, students living 
on campus may pay approximately $3,500 per semester for room 
and meal plan. 



For those students who enter university housing after the begin- 
ning of a semester, the charge will be prorated for the remainder of 
the semester. (For exact rates, contact Housing and Residence Life.) 

For the 2004-2005 academic year, resident students can choose 
from traditional all-you-can-eat weekly meal plans. Plans will 
range in size from 19 to 10 meals per week. Estimated cost will 
range from approximately $1,600 to $1,200 per semester. All plans 
offer a choice of both kosher and standard menu items. An addi- 
tional choice is the Unrestricted Meal Plan, which offers students 
the option of eating at any time and as often as they desire. Pricing 
is a little higher on this option, but it gives students complete flex- 
ibility to use meals at any time during the week. 

Students living off-campus and at the Burkshire, Millennium 
Hall or Towson Run Apartments are not required to have a meal 
plan but may select any of the plans listed above, or may choose 
one of the Block Meal Plans which offer a specific number of meals 
per week each semester at a fixed price. 

Prices are subject to change. 

BURSAR FEES 

A $75 late fee is assessed to any student who pays after published 
bill deadlines. Payment of semester bill secures your class schedule 
for a semester; otherwise, cancellation of your class schedule will 
occur. You may pay by either returning the top portion of your 
billing statement to the Bursar's Office, Enrollment Services Center, 
room 336, with payment or verification of funds to cover 
all charges or through Towson University's Web application 
http://students.towson.edu, click on Online Services. 

If your semester bill reflects a credit or zero balance and you 
choose NOT to attend the upcoming semester, you must notify 
Enrollment Services on or before the bill payment due date to have 
your class schedule cancelled. If you fail to do this, you will be 
financially responsible for all semester charges. 

A $10 Archived Records Research Fee will be assessed when 
financial detail involving archived records is requested. 

A $50 penalty fee is assessed when a check given in payment of 
fees, fines or services is returned unpaid by the bank for any rea- 
son. Failure to reimburse the university for an uncollectable check 
may result in class schedules being cancelled. 

A $25 late collection fee will be assessed should an account 
become delinquent and deemed uncollectable, thus requiring refer- 
ral to the Central Collection Unit of the state of Maryland. This fee 
is in addition to the collection fee assessed by the Central 
Collection Unit of the state of Maryland. See Payment of Fees, 
below. 

GRADUATE CHARGES 

The following policies apply to graduate students taking a mix of 
undergraduate and graduate courses and TU seniors taking a grad- 
uate course (with special permission). 

If a graduate student takes a mix of graduate and undergraduate 
courses and the undergraduate credit-hour load is fewer than 12 
credits, the individual is to be billed per credit-hour in each cate- 
gory and part-time university fees. If the undergraduate credit hour 
load is 12 or more credits, the flat undergraduate tuition rate and 
full-time university fees are billed with the graduate credit hours 
billed at the per credit-hour graduate tuition rate. 

This policy applies to graduate students taking all undergraduate 
courses. If the credit-hour load of undergraduate courses is 12 cred- 
its or more, the individual is to be billed the flat undergraduate 
tuition and the flat full-time university' fees. 



Expenses 



PAYMENT OF FEES 

All checks or money orders should be made payable to Towson 
University for the exact amount of the charges. The student's name 
and Student ID number must appear on all checks submitted to the 
university. The university offers a payment plan administered 
through Academic Management Services (AMS). The AMS pay- 
ment plan extends to students a monthly budget plan for meeting 
expenses. Students who choose such a payment plan may arrange 
payment through AMS, 800-635-0120. AMS is not, however, affil- 
iated with the university and does not act as the university's agent; 
accordingly, the university bears no responsibility for the acts or 
omissions of AMS. Moreover, a student's liability for tuition and 
fees is not discharged until payment is made in full. The Discover, 
MasterCard and Visa credit cards can be used for tuition, fees, 
room, meal plan, and other charges. The university accepts credit 
card payments online at http://students.towson.edu. Please note: 
Full payment is required. The student username and password are 
also required. It is imperative that students adhere to processing 
deadlines. To avoid the cancellation of your class schedule, pay- 
ment must be received prior to your bill payment due date found at 
www.towson.edu/bursar. You must make payment in full on the 
Web, or by returning the top portion of your billing statement 
along with payment in full or verification of financial aid or third- 
party funds to cover all charges to the Bursar's Office, Enrollment 
Services Center, room 336. Completing the bill payment require- 
ment will secure your class schedule for the semester. If your 
account reflects a credit or zero balance and you choose NOT to 
attend the upcoming semester, you MUST notify Enrollment 
Services on or before the bill payment due date to have your class 
schedule cancelled. If you fail to do this, you will be financially 
responsible for all semester charges. A $75 late fee is assessed to 
any student whose current due semester charges are paid after the 
bill payment due date, which appears on the bill. WARNING: 
Processing of financial billing statements is the responsibility of the 
student and is due to the university each semester as outlined at 
www.towson.edu/bursar. Nondelivery of the billing statement does 
not release you from the payment or late payment assessments. 

Financial policy set by the Board of Regents and supported by 
the legislative auditors of the state of Maryland states that all pre- 
vious balances must be paid prior to registration for the following 
academic semester. The university employs a "first in/first out" 
technique when applying payments to accounts. Therefore, pay- 
ments are used to satisfy the oldest outstanding charge prior to 
applying any portion of a payment to current or more recent 
charges. Should the account of any student become delinquent and 
sent to the Central Collection Unit of the state of Maryland, it is 
deemed delinquent, and a collection fee not to exceed 20 percent 
will be charged to the student. In accordance with COMAR Title 
17, Subtitle 01, Chapter 02, Section 01 through 05, the Central 
Collection Unit of the state of Maryland will report debt to a cred- 
it bureau and begin intercepting Maryland income tax refunds of 
individuals indebted to the state colleges and universities for 
tuition, fees and other costs. Students with outstanding balances 
should contact the Office of the Bursar. Transcript and diploma 
requests will not be honored if a student has a financial obligation 
to the university. Payments made by check will be subjected to a 
waiting period of 10 to 30 working days prior to transcripts or 
diplomas being released or refunds being processed. 

PLEASE NOTE: The university will retroactively bill when coding 
errors are identified. 

REFUND POLICIES 

Students withdrawing from the university must complete an 
Official Withdrawal Form before they are entitled to any refund. 
Withdrawal Forms must be processed by Enrollment Services. The 
date of withdrawal will be the date on which written notice of 
withdrawal is received. 



For additional information regarding withdrawal, see the 
Academic Regulations section of this catalog. 

Fall/Spring Withdrawal Refund Policy 

Notification to the instructor does not constitute proper withdraw- 
al. Withdrawal Forms must be processed by Enrollment Services. 
The date on which written notice of withdrawal is received deter- 
mines the percentage of refund. All refund percentages are based on 
the official start of the semester. The timing for effecting refunds is 
as follows: 

1. Through the end of each change of schedule period, 100 percent 
of tuition and fees is refunded to the student. 

2. Beginning with the first day after the end of the Change of 
Schedule period through the 21st calendar day after the official 
start of the semester, 50 percent of tuition only is refunded the stu- 
dent who fully withdraws from the university. 

3. Beginning with the 22nd calendar day after the official start of 
the semester, no tuition and fees are refunded to the student. 

NOTES- Based on documentation of extraordinary circumstances, 
including medical, exceptions may be made to this policy. Requests 
for refunds for extraordinary circumstances should be submitted 
immediately; however, no requests will be considered 30 days 
beyond the session in question. Undergraduate students should 
contact the director of the Bursar's Office, Enrollment Services 
Center, room 315. Graduate students should contact the director of 
Graduate School Operations, 7800 York Rd., Room 218. 

Any unpaid charges on a student's financial account with the university 
will be subtracted from the refund due prior to processing the refund 
request. For payments made by credit card, refunds will be credited to the 
original credit card account and will be reflected on the credit card month- 
ly statement. Credit card payments made for semester charges are refunded 
using the following practice. For each semester, credit card refunds wilt be 
processed after the semester Drop/Add period. However, students may ask 
for a credit card refund prior to this period by contacting the Bursar's 
Office. Credit card owners are responsible for paying any and all interest 
charges accrued on the credit card. All questions regarding fees and tuition 
should be referred to the Office of the Bursar, Enrollment Services Center, 
410-704-2100 or 1-S88-SBURSAR. 

Second Seven-Week Fall/Spring Withdrawal Refund Policy 

Notification to the instructor does not constitute proper withdrawal. 
Withdrawal Forms must be processed by Enrollment Services. The 
date on which written notice of withdrawal is received determines 
the percentage of refund. All refund percentages are based on the 
official start of the session. 

Students are considered full-time when carrying 12 credits or 
greater; therefore, refunds apply only to credit hour loads under 
12. The timing for effecting refunds is as follows: 

1 . Through the first day of classes after the official start of the second 
seven-week session, 100 percent of tuition and fees is refunded 
to the student. 

2. During the second and third days of classes after the official start 
of the second seven-week session, 50 percent of tuition only is 
refunded to the student. 

3. Beginning the fourth day of classes after the official start of the 
second seven-week session, no refund is issued. 

NOTES: Based on documentation of extraordinary circumstances, 
including medical, exceptions may be made to this policy. Requests 
for refunds for extraordinary circumstances should be submitted 
immediately; however, no requests will be considered 30 days 
beyond the session in question. Undergraduate students should 
contact the director of the Bursar's Office, Enrollment Services 
Center, room 315. Graduate students should contact the director of 
Graduate School Operations, 7800 York Rd., Room 218. 



Financial Aid 



Any unpaid charges on a student's financial account with the university 
will be subtracted from the refund due prior to processing the refund 
request. For payments made by credit card, refunds will be credited to the 
original credit card account and will be reflected on the credit card month- 
ly statement. Credit card payments made for semester charges are refunded 
using the following practice. For each semester, credit card refunds will be 
processed after the semester Drop/Add period. However, students may ask 
for a credit card refund prior to this period by contacting the Bursar's 
Office. Credit card owners are responsible for paying any and all interest 
charges accrued on the credit card. All questions regarding fees and tuition 
should be referred to the Office of the Bursar. Enrollment Services Center, 
410-704-2100 or 1-888-5BURSAR. 

Fees 

The following fees are nonrefundable: 

1. late payment fee 

2. room deposit fee 

3. enrollment contract fee 

4. application fee 

5. closed contract fee 

The following fees are nonrefundable after the official start of 
classes for the semester: 

1. housing fee 

2. applied fee (private instruction, student teaching, clinical 
practiciun, etc. ) 

3. parking permit fee 

The Board Plan Fee is prorated weekly. 

The following fees are nonrefundable after the official change of 
schedule period: 

1. mandatory university fees 

2. surcharge/overload fee 

3. course-based fees 

4. technology fee 

5. student classification fee 

INSURANCE PLAN 

A sickness and accident insurance plan designed especially for 
Towson University students is offered at a nominal fee. Although 
this plan is voluntary, some basic medical coverage is required of all 
students w-ho live on campus, as well as students who participate in 
any physical education class or extracurricular athletics. Proof of 
sufficient coverage must be submitted to Housing and Residence 
Life. Billing statements will not reflect the cost of the insurance. 
Enrollment is handled directly through the insurance company. 
Should a student withdraw from the university, coverage will 
remain intact for the policy year. Any questions regarding coverage 
should be directed to the Counseling Center, Glen Esk, 410-704- 
2512. (See Insurance under University Life section.) 



Financial Aid 

LOCATION 

Enrollment Services Center 339 
410-704-4236 
Fax: 410-704-2584 
http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/ 

Student financial aid from the university includes grants, loans, 
scholarships and employment. Funds for these programs come 
from the U.S. Department of Education, the state of Maryland and 
Towson University. The objective of these programs is to help stu- 
dents pay the difference between the cost of education and the 
amount their families can contribute: 



Cost of Education 

-Expected Family Contribution (EEC) 
Outside Resources (state/private scholarships, etc.) 



Need for Title IV and university funds 



The U.S. Department of Education calculates the EFC from the 
information that the student and the student's family provide on 
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The EFC 
formula considers income, assets, family size and number of family 
members in college. 

The cost of education includes direct costs such as tuition and 
fees and room and board as well as indirect costs including trans- 
portation and personal expenses. 

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS* 





COMMUTER 


RESIDENT 


OUT OF STATE 


Tuition/Fees 


56,672" 


$6,672" 


$15,352"- 


Room/Board 


1,500 


6,790 


6,790 


Books 


912 


912 


912 


Personal 


988 


1,596 


1,596 


Transportation 2.040 


1,798 


1.798 


Total 


S12.112 


$17,768 


526,448 



'Figures shown are for full-time enrollment for an academic year and are 
subject to revision. Students receive a bill each semester for tuition/fees, and 
room and board charges (if the student lives on campus). All other costs 
shoum above (including books) are estimates of out of pocket costs. 

"Students may incur additional academic fees, depending on courses 
taken. Please refer to the "Expenses " section of the Towson University 
Undergraduate Catalog. 

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY 

Factors that determine eligibility for Federal Title FV and need- 
based university aid include: 

• financial need (except for unsubsidized and parent loans) 

• degree candidacy or formal admission as a regular student 
making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or cer- 
tificate 

• U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen status 

• possession of a valid Social Security number 

• certification that the applicant is not in default on a student 
loan and does not owe a repayment of a Federal Title FV grant 

• registration for the Selective Service 

FINANCIAL AID SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC 

PROGRESS (SAP) 

Federal and state regulations require the Financial Aid Office to 
monitor the academic progress of students who apply for aid or 
receive aid. The Financial Aid Office checks the progress of aid 
recipients at least once per year and more frequently when deemed 
necessary. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for financial 
aid purposes appears in Appendix E. 



Financial Aid 



DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

All students must reapply for financial aid annually, and should do 
so as soon as possible after January 1. Students should apply for 
aid electronically at the U.S. Department of Education's 
www.fafsa. ed.gov Web site. 

Students should complete the FAFSA by February 10 each year 
to meet the annual deadline of March 1. This date is the priority 
deadline for federal and university need-based aid for the academ- 
ic year beginning the following September, and the deadline for 
many Maryland state scholarship and grant programs. All students 
must list Tovvson Universit)- (code #002099) in Step 6 of the 
FAFSA. This allows the federal processor to transmit the applica- 
tion results electronicallv to the Towson University Financial Aid 
Office. 

The Financial Aid Office offers aid first to students whose appli- 
cations are completed and received from the U.S. Department of 
Education by the March 1 deadline. Applications received after the 
March 1 deadline are processed on a rolling basis, but students 
who apply late for aid should not expect consideration for limited 
campus-based funds. 

Students should take the following steps toward ensuring that 
funds are available in time to pay semester charges: 

• complete the FAFSA on or before February 10 to meet the 
March 1 deadline 

• complete the admissions requirements early 

• register for classes at the earliest opportunity 

VERIFICATION 

Either the U.S. Department of Education or the university can 
select an application for verification. If selected, students must pro- 
vide signed copies of federal income tax returns. They must also 
provide documentation to verify information such as the value of 
assets, household size, number in college, etc. The Financial Aid 
Office encourages students to respond promptly and completely to 
any request for additional information. Failure to complete the 
verification process will result in cancellation of any financial aid 
offer. 

IMPORTANT: Aid May Change 

Federal Title FV regulations will not permit students to receive aid 
totaling more than the cost of education. The Financial Aid Office 
may revise or cancel an aid offer if the student: 

• receives additional aid at any time from another source (such 
as a state or private scholarship) 

• provides the university with information that changes the eli- 
gibility for financial aid 

• changes enrollment level, for example, from full- to part-time 

TRANSFER STUDENTS 

Financial aid, including most federal grants and loans, will not 
transfer from one institution to another. Eligibility for the Federal 
Pell Grant, and some state grants may transfer. 

Students must apply for financial aid using the instructions stat- 
ed in the "DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES" sec- 
tion. Mid-year transfer students who have already processed a 
FAFSA to attend a school during the fall semester must request that 
the U.S. Department of Education send a copy of the application 
results to Towson University's Financial Aid Office. Students can 
contact the federal processor at 1-800-4-FEDAID. 

CAMPUS-BASED FINANCIAL AID 

Towson University receives a limited amount of money each year 
for the campus-based programs. Campus-based funds go to the ear- 
liest completed applications from eligible students whose applica- 
tions demonstrate the greatest need. The Financial Aid Office 
processes applications in the order of EFC, starting with the lowest 
EEC and continuing through the highest EFC. Students whose 



applications have the lowest EFCs may receive aid from the pro- 
grams requiring exceptional need. 

The Financial Aid Office continues to process applications after 
the March 1 deadline, but late applicants cannot expect considera- 
tion for limited campus-based funds. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 

This federal grant is for exceptionally needy students pursuing a 
first bachelor's degree. Towson University may offer up to $4,000 
to an eligible applicant. 

Institutional Grant 

Towson University may offer up to $4,000 to first bachelor's degree 
candidates who have financial need. 

Federal Perkins Loan 

Towson University may offer Perkins Loans to undergraduate and 
graduate degree candidates. The university offers loans from this 
program first to students with exceptional financial need. 
Undergraduate students may receive up to $4,000 per year. The 
statutory limit is $8,000 for a student who has not reached junior 
standing, and $20,000 for all undergraduate borrowing from this 
program. 

This federal loan has an annual interest of 5 percent. Interest 
does not begin to accrue, and no payment of principal is due, until 
nine months after the borrower leaves school or drops below 
enrollment for at least 6 credit hours. Payments depend on the 
total amount borrowed, but will never be less than $40 per month, 
plus interest. 

Federal Work Study 

This Federal Title IV program allows undergraduate and graduate 
degree candidates to work and earn money for educational expenses. 
The university pays aid from this program through paychecks every 
two weeks. The eligibility does not offset direct universirx' charges 
such as tuition and fees. 

Students can find jobs on campus or in approved off-campus 
organizations and agencies. The university encourages students to 
consider off-campus jobs in community service organizations. 
Towson University's Career Center maintains a list of available 
Federal Work-Study positions. 

DIRECT FEDERAL AID 

Unlike the campus-based programs, the university has no limit on 
the total number of eligible students who can receive aid from the 
direct aid programs. However, federal regulations limit the amount 
any student can receive from each program. 

Federal Pell Grant 

This federal grant is for first bachelor's degree candidates who have 

exceptional financial need. Pell Grants range from $400 to $4,050 
per recipient. 

Federal Direct Student Loan Program 

These long-term loans are for first and second bachelor's degree 
students, as well as certificate and graduate students. The applica- 
tion requirements for these loans are the same as for other federal 
grant and loan programs. Borrowers must carry at least 6 credit 
hours per semester. 

Depending on the amount of need, an aid offer may include an 
interest-subsidized loan or an unsubsidized loan. Some students 
receive both subsidized and unsubsidized loans. 

The main difference between a subsidized loan and an unsubsi- 
dized loan is the point at which interest begins to accrue. No inter- 
est accrues on a subsidized loan until the end of a six-month grace 
period which begins when the borrower graduates, withdraws, or 
drops below enrollment for at least 6 credit hours. Interest on an 



Financial Aid 



unsubsidized loan accrues during enrollment, and throughout the 
grace period. The interest rate for Direct Loans is variable, and 
capped at 8.25 percent. 

All borrowers pay interest while in repayment. The repayment 
period begins at the end of the grace period. 

.'Ml borrowers pay a loan origination fee of 3 percent to the U.S. 
Department of Education. The university must deduct this fee from 
the loan proceeds. 

Direct loans have annual limits: freshmen, $2,625; sophomores, 
$3,500; juniors and seniors, $5,500. Students who meet the 
Federal Title FV definition of self-supporting may borrow addition- 
al unsubsidized funds of up to $4,000 for freshman and sophomore 
standing and up to $5,000 for junior and senior standing. 

Aggregate loan limits are $46,000 for undergraduate borrowing, 
of which no more than $23,000 may be subsidized. 

Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 

Parents of dependent students can borrow up to the cost of educa- 
tion minus all other aid received. Applicants do not have to demon- 
strate need. However, the U.S. Department of Education approves 
a loan from this federal program only after an evaluation of the 
parent borrower's credit history. 

Interest begins to accrue at the time of disbursement. The inter- 
est rate is variable, and capped at 9 percent. All borrowers pay a 
loan origination fee of 4 percent to the U.S. Department of 
Education. The university must deduct this fee from the loan proceeds. 

A new PLUS borrower must complete an electronic Master 
Promissory note before receiving any disbursement of loan pro- 
ceeds to the student's university account. 

LOAN COUNSELING AND PROMISSORY NOTE 
REQUIREMENTS FOR BORROWERS 

New loan borrowers at Towson University of Federal Perkins 
Loans or Federal Direct Student Loans must complete entrance 
loan counseling. Borrowers who graduate or leave school must 
complete exit loan counseling sessions. These sessions provide bor- 
rowers with information on their rights and responsibilities. 

New borrowers will find entrance and exit loan counseling for 
Direct Loans, as well as entrance counseling for the Federal Perkins 
Loan Program at http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/. The universi- 
ty's Office of Financial Services provides exit loan counseling for 
Perkins Loan borrowers. 

New borrowers must complete an electronic Master Promissory 
note before receiving any disbursement of loan proceeds to their 
university accounts. 

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS 

The state of Maryland offers scholarships and grants based on 
financial need or merit, or a combination of both. Legal residents 
of Maryland apply using the FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA. The 
deadline is March 1. 

Some state scholarships, such as teaching and child care scholar- 
ships, require special applications and have different deadlines. For 
more information about state scholarships, students can call the 
Maryland State Office of Student Financial Assistance at 410-260- 
4565, or visit the www.mhec.state.md.us Web site. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

Financial Aid Disbursements 

Generally, students receive one-half of academic year financial aid 
funds (except Federal Work-Study) each semester. The university 
will credit aid toward semester charges for tuition and fees and 
other direct university charges. 



First-time Federal Direct Student Loan borrowers who have 
freshman standing (fewer than 30 earned credits) cannot receive the 
first disbursement of loan proceeds to their university accounts 
until they have been enrolled for 30 days. This federal requirement 
only affects the first disbursement of the freshman's first loan. 

Students who borrow for a single semester, (i.e. fall only, spring 
only or summer only), will receive two disbursements to their uni- 
versity accounts: one at the beginning of the loan period (or 30 
days into the semester if the borrower is a freshman), and one at 
the mid-point of the semester. 

Whenever the amount of semester aid credited to a student's 
account exceeds the semester charges, the student has a credit bal- 
ance. The student will receive any credit balance in a rebate check 
to use for books and day-to-day indirect educational expenses. 

The Office of the Bursar will disburse rebate checks for credit 
balances no earlier than one week before the first day of the fall and 
spring semesters and no earlier than the first day of a student aid 
recipient's summer session. A student can ask the Office of the 
Bursar to convert a portion of the student's credit balance for retail 
points on the student's Towson University OneCard for the pur- 
chase of books, or for use at any campus food location. 

Under any of the following circumstances, a student may experi- 
ence a delay in receiving a rebate check: 

• receipt of a late aid offer 

• receipt of a revised aid offer 

• Federal Direct Loan disbursement subject to 30-day hold 
requirement 

• Federal Direct Loan for a single semester subject to two dis- 
bursements 

Minimester 

Students cannot receive Federal Title IV or university aid financial 
aid for Minimester. 

Summer 

A supplemental application is required for summer aid and is avail- 
able from the Financial Aid Office and online at 
http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/. Summer aid is usually limited to 
loans from the Federal Direct Loan Program, and available only if 
the student did not borrow the maximum for his or her grade level 
for the academic year immediately preceding the summer term. 

Financial Aid Advising 

Students and parents can schedule appointments to speak with 
Towson University financial aid advisers in person or by telephone. 
To schedule an appointment, call 410-704-4236. 

Refund Policy 

When a student withdraws from all courses during a semester when 
the student is receiving Federal Title IV student aid, the Financial 
Aid Office must determine what portion of the student's semester 
aid (not including Federal Work-Study funds) will revert to the fed- 
eral programs. The Financial Aid Office must use a statutory fed- 
eral refund formula required by the U.S. Department of Education 
to determine what portion of aid paid to university charges has 
been "earned" and what portion must be considered "unearned." 

The percentage of assistance earned is equal to the percentage of 
the semester completed as of the day the student withdraws. (If the 
withdrawal occurs after the 60 percent point, the percentage of aid 
earned is 100 percent.) The amount of aid not earned by the stu- 
dent is calculated by determining the complement of the percentage 
of assistance the student earned. That percentage is then applied to 
the total amount of grant and loan assistance disbursed for the 
semester. 

If the student received more grant or loan assistance than the 
amount earned, the university or the student (or both) must return 
the unearned funds to the Federal Title /V programs. 



Financial Aid 



Towson University returns the lesser of the unearned amount of 
Title IV assistance; or the institutional charges incurred for the 
semester, multiplied by the unearned percentage of Title IV grant 
and loan assistance. Institutional charges are limited to tuition, 
fees, and room and board, (if the student paid these charges to the 
university). 

The student returns unearned Title IV assistance minus the 
amount the university returns. The U.S. Department of Education 
does not allow discretion on the part of the university for non-insti- 
tutional costs. In most cases, when a student receives Title FV assis- 
tance greater than the amount of institutional charges and com- 
pletely withdraws from the university, the student will have to 
return some of those federal funds. 

Academic Dismissal or Suspension 

Academic dismissal or suspension will always result in cancellation 
of financial aid for future semesters. A student who receives for- 
mal readmission to the university as a degree candidate may 
request consideration for financial aid. 

Internet Services 

The Financial Aid Office has a comprehensive, interactive Web 
page. This Web site, at http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/ allows 
students to use many financial aid services electronically. Students 
can apply for financial aid online and link to other recommended 
Web sites. 

Other Resources 

Regular Student Employment 

Various departments on campus hire students. Students will find a 
list of current job openings at the www.towson.edu/careercenter 
Web site of the Career Center. 

Student Employment Program 

This office helps students find part-time jobs off-campus in the 
Baltimore metropolitan area. For additional information, visit the 
www.towson.edu/careercenter Web site of the Career Center. 

Private Scholarships 

Various businesses, foundations and civic organizations offer schol- 
arships. Students should check directly with groups in their local 
communities. The www.fastWEB.com Web site is another source 
for private scholarship information. 

Veteran's Benefits 

Veterans or eligible dependents should contact the Baltimore 
Regional Office of the Veterans Administration (1-800-827-1000) 
with questions regarding eligibility. Towson University's Veterans 
Office (410-704-3094) certifies applications. 

Alternative Loans 

Students may borrow alternative loans from private lenders outside 
the university. These non-federal loans can supplement other 
sources of student financial aid. Students and parents can 
find links to alternative loan lenders at the: 
http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/ Web site of the Financial Aid 
Office. 

Alternate Payment Plan 

The Bursar's Office accepts the TuitionPay payment plan from 
Academic Management Services. Instead of paying the balance of 
semester charges in a lump sum, students and families can spread 
interest-free monthly payments over a period of months. 
TuitionPay program participants pay a modest annual application 
fee to Academic Management Services. To learn more about the 
TuitionPay program, students and parents can call AMS at 1-800- 
635-0120, or visit the TuitionPay Web site at wrww.tuitionpay.com. 



SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 307 

410-704-2647 

E-mail: Scholarship@towson.edu 

http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/ 

The Towson University Scholarship Office is a unit of the Financial 
Aid Office, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on merit 
scholarships. In addition to serving as an information center, this 
office handles the applications for several university-wide scholar- 
ships. 

Scholarship Seeker 

The Scholarship Seeker allows a student to search for Towson 

University and state of Maryland scholarships. Students can view 

lists of potential scholarships, and link to detailed information 

about scholarship requirements and application procedures. The 

Scholarship Seeker is a part of the Financial Aid Office Web site at 

http://onestop.towson.edu/finaid/. 

Over-Award Policy 

Towson University will not award or disburse a combined total of 
federal, state, institutional and/or private scholarships that exceeds 
a student's cost of education unless all of the funding comes from a 
private external source. The cost of education is a standardized 
budget including tuition, fees, room, board and allowances for 
indirect costs such as transportation and personal expenses. 
Whenever a student's total aid package exceeds the cost of educa- 
tion, the Financial Aid Office will reduce aid offered by the univer- 
sity. 

Private Scholarships 

Students who receive scholarships from private organizations out- 
side the university (not including Maryland state scholarships) 
should contact the Office of the Bursar to arrange for payment of 
scholarship funds. The Office of the Bursar will disburse scholar- 
ship proceeds in accordance with procedures and policies set by the 
private scholarship donors and Towson University. Students may 
defer partial payment of university charges before receipt of schol- 
arship proceeds by forwarding a copy of the scholarship award let- 
ter to the Office of the Bursar. Any outstanding balance created 
when a student or donor fails to provide the university with ade- 
quate, timely information will become a financial obligation of the 
student. 

Office of Admissions Scholarships 

Towson University awards a limited number of academic scholar- 
ships each fall to qualified, full-time incoming freshmen and trans- 
fer students. The Office of Admissions awards these merit-based 
scholarships without regard to financial need. The earliest appli- 
cants for admission receive priority consideration. Although stu- 
dents do not need a separate application for these scholarships, 
they must complete their admission applications, and provide tran- 
scripts and test results by December 1. 

The following list of scholarships includes information on the 
minimum qualifications required for consideration. Scholarships 
go to students with the best qualifications. The required grade 
point averages and test scores will change from year to year, and 
may change for the upcoming year after publication. 

Commonwealth Award 

• 3.00+ GPA 

• Must apply directly from a Baltimore City Public School 

• Designation as a Commonwealth or Commonwealth Plus 
Student 



Financial Aid 



Cultural Diversity Scholarship 

• Maryland resident 

• Freshmen: 3.30+ GPA, 1000+ SAT I 

• Communit)' college transfers: 3.00+ GPA with 56 transferable 
credits 

• Essay required on involvement with diversity enhancement 

Honors College Scholarship 

• Competitive award for Honors College freshmen 

Helen Aletta Linthicum Scholarship 

• Maryland high school valedictorians 

• Academic credentials and class rank considered 

• Presidential, University and Provost's scholars are not eligible 

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship 

• Community college transfers 

• 3.50+ college GPA and 56+ credits by time of transfer 

• Member of Phi Theta Kappa 



Presidential Scholarship 

• Freshmen: 3.90+ GPA, 1410+ SAT I 

• Community college transfers: 3.75 GPA and 56+ transferable 
credits 

Provost's Scholarship 

• Freshmen: 4.00 GPA, 1120+ SAT I 

• Community college transfers: 3.50 GPA and 56+ transferable 
credits 

University Scholarship 

• Freshmen: 3.90+ GPA, 1310+ SAT I 

• Community college transfers: 3.50 GPA and 56+ transferable 
credits 

• Other considerations: Rank in top 10 percent of Towson's 
entering freshman class, or demonstrated ability in the visual 
or performing arts, or academic leadership qualities 






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The College of Business and Economics (CBE) 

VISION 

CBE's vision is to be widely recognized as an Outstanding College of Applied Business 
Studies. 

MISSION 

CBE's mission is to provide: 

• a strong undergraduate business education for high-achieving students and selected 
graduate programs based upon specific CBE strengths and needs 

• a good balance of theory, application and personal development activities that create a 
challenging environment of integrated learning 

• each student with the opportunity to meet the required "Profile of a CBE Graduate" 
through faculty members who consistently demonstrates quality teaching, advising and 
important scholarly contributions in their fields of expertise 

• a nurturing culture of high expectations that properly prepares each student for life 
beyond college 

• a strong outreach program to create dynamic partnerships beyond the university for eco- 
nomic and societal development, academic linkages that enhance the teaching/learning 
environment throughout our college, and CBE's inclusion in the fabric of the community. 

Shohreh Kaynama, Dean 
Louise Laurence, Associate Dean 
Louise W. Smith, Acting Assistant Dean 
The Entire CBE Faculty and Staff 



Accounting 

Business Administration 

e-Business 

Economics 

Finance 

Financial Planning 

Human Resource Management 

International Business 

Legal Studies 

Management 

Marketing 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 218, 410-704-3342 

Fax:410-704-3664 

E-mail: cbedean@towson.edu 

www.towson.edu/cbe 



The College of Business and Economics 



PROFILE OF A COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS GRADUATE 

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) understands the need for its graduates to be broad-based and ready to perform immedi- 
ately upon entering the job market, both as individuals and in teams. Therefore, its curriculum contains concrete, measurable and attain- 
able objectives throughout. As a result, each CBE graduate is expected to perform successfully, as both an individual and a team member, 
in the following areas of Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs): 

1. COMMUNICATION — WRITTEN, SPOKEN, GRAPHIC AND ELECTRONIC 

• Write articulate, persuasive and influential business reports, proposals and letters 

• Make articulate, persuasive and influential individual and team presentations 

• Develop graphic, spreadsheet and financial analysis support for positions taken 

• Display presentation skills 

• Generate appropriate visual aids 

• Use correct written structure, spelling, grammar and organization 

• Articulate another's viewpoint through verbal and nonverbal interpretation 

• Resolve interpersonal and team conflicts 

• Negotiate effectivelv 

2. THINKING — CRITICAL, CREATIVE AND INTEGRATED 

• Use problem-solving techniques 

• Use adaptable, flexible thinking 

• Use critical thinking to produce comprehensive, supported, integrated conclusions 

• Use creative thinking methods to produce ideas 

• Distinguish (1) fact from opinion and (2) critical from noncritical information 

• Develop several workable solutions to a problem 

• Show common sense 

• Demonstrate continuous learning (learning to learn) 

3. TECHNOLOGY 

• Use software for writing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations and decision support 

• Demonstrate self-taught use of a second software package 

• Use e-mail. World Wide Web, Internet and other contemporarv electronic services 

4. ETHICS AND VALUES 

• Consistently accept responsibility for one's own actions 

• Display ethical conduct and honor-system behavior 

• Apply ethics in reaching business recommendations 

• Promote benefits of good ethical behavior while recognizing practical ethical challenges 

• Display a "wm-win" attitude 

5. ACCREDITED BUSINESS CONTENT 

• Know, apply and integrate the content in one's major 

• Apply and integrate accumulated cross-discipline concepts 

• Value the relevance of each business discipline in today's business world 

6. DIVERSITY — INTERNATIONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC 

• Apply international concepts and contemporary issues to business situations 

• Apply domestic diversity concepts and contemporary issues to business situations 

• Show sensitivin' to others' views, values and business customs 

• Discuss relevant global business developments 

• Interact as a business professional with people of other cultures and sub-cultures 

7. PRACTICAL EXCELLENCE 

• Demonstrate effective team skills 

• Display professional business behavior and appearance 

• Network with professionals 

• Manage time and tasks 

• Use estimates, analogies and examples 

• Demonstrate development of one's self-esteem and "can do" attitude 

8. LEADERSHIP, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE 

• Demonstrate group leadership 

• Describe one's own risk-taking profile 

• Differentiate between a leader, a manager and an entrepreneur 

• Perform communir>' service 

• Foster leadership potential in self and others 

9. JOB EXPERIENCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT 

• Show evidence of a quality, mentored, reflective professional experience 

• Organize a persuasive, informative resume 

• Create a portfolio that displays evidence of employability 

• Demonstrate effective job search and interview skills 

• Assume responsibilit)' for one's own career goal-setting and lifelong learning 

©1996 Towson University 



The College of Business and Economics 



College of Business and 
Economics 

Towson University is the only University System of Maryland 
(USM) state university with both its Business and Accounting pro- 
grams accredited by AACSB International - the Association to 
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

Major in Accounting 

Financial Planning Track 
Major in Business Administration 

Economics Track 

Finance Concentration 

Human Resource Management Track 

International Business Concentration 

Legal Studies Track 

Management Concentration 

Marketing Concentration 

Double Major in Business Administration and Computer 
Information Systems 
Major in e-Business 

Double Major in e-Business and Business Administration 
(Marketing) 
Double Major in e-Business and Computer Information Systems 
Major in Economics 

Double Major in Economics and Geography and 
Environmental Planning 

Double Major in Economics and Mathematics 

Double Major in Economics and Political Science 
Minor in Business Administration 
Minor in Economics 

REQUIRED 60 CREDITS IN NON-CBE COURSES 

The Accounting and Business Administration degree programs 
offered by the College of Business (CBE) are accredited by AACSB 
International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of 
Business, which accredits business colleges. The AACSB accredita- 
tion standards require CBE students to take 50 percent of the 
required 120 program credits (i.e., 60 credits) outside the College 
of Business and Economics. Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 
credits in Statistics may be counted as ''outside CBE." The under- 
graduate curriculum is structured with at least 50 percent of the 
program requirements in General Education requirements 
(GenEds) and non-CBE electives, which provides the broad-based 
general education required by the accreditation standards. See the 
Suggested Course Sequence in the Accounting, e-Business, and 
Business Administration sections of this catalog. 

All GenEd requirements, including Information and Technology 
for Business (COSC 111/112), statistics (MATH23 1/233 or ECON 
205) and either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics are counted 
as "outside CBE." The remaining credits must be taken in any 
non-CBE discipline such as a foreign language, or a minor or spe- 
cialization program, which enriches the student's personal or career 
goals. CBE includes Accounting (ACCT), Business Excellence 
(BUSX), Electronic Business (EBUS), Economics (ECON), Finance 
(FIN), Financial Planning (FPLN), Legal Studies (LEGE), 
Marketing (MKTG), and Management (MNGT) disciplines. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICIES 

In order to graduate from Towson University with a major from the 
CBE, students must complete at least 50 percent of the credit hours 
required in their major at Towson University. 

Lower-Level Courses: Students planning to transfer into the 



Business Administration, Electronic Business or Accounting majors 
at Towson University are encouraged to take the lower-level pre- 
requisite courses: Principles of Accounting I and II, 
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Statistics, Legal 
Environment of Business, and Computer Science (COSC 111/112 
equivalent). Students transferring from a Maryland community col- 
lege should inquire at that institution's transfer office regarding the 
Recommended Transfer Program (RTP) for the Business 
Administration, Electronic Business or Accounting majors at TU. 
Students may verify whether a course will be accepted in transfer 
for a CBE major by referring to ARTSYS, the articulation system 
of Maryland, available at http://artweb.usmd.edu/ or by contacting 
Towson University's CBE Student Center, 410-704-3496. 

After transferring to Towson University, students are encouraged 
to take such courses as finance, marketing, management and e- 
Business because these are upper-division courses at the university. 
Courses completed at a community college or a four-year college 
that are offered at TU as upper-level courses do not need to be 
repeated but must be validated in order to be recognized as meet- 
ing upper-level requirements. Validation generally requires that 
another specified course in the same discipline be completed with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher at TU. 

Upper-Level Courses: A four-year college's transferred course that 
possesses "level and content equivalency" of a TU course may be 
used to satisfy a core/elective requirement with the approval of the 
major department. Only one transferred course will be accepted in 
fulfillment of a concentration requirement. A student intending to 
transfer a course must provide a course description from the other 
college's catalog. Contact the CBE Student Center, 410-704-3496, 
for policy and procedures regarding transfer of credits for upper- 
level accounting, business, e-Business and/or economics courses. 

NOTE: Courses taken at a community college or other two-year 
school cannot transfer as upper-level credits. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• R. E.S.I, (formerly Regional Economic Studies Institute) 

• Central Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 
Network 

• College of Business and Economics Advisory Board 

• Accounting Advisory Board 

• e-Business Advisory Board 

• Finance Advisory Board 

• Human Resources Advisory Board 

• Student Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society 

• Student Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor 
Societ)' 

• Student Chapter of Financial Management Association Honor 
Society 

CBE STUDENT CENTER 

Stephens Hall 112, 410-704-3496 

Fax:410-704-2300 

E-mail: lsawyer@towson.edu 

http://www.towson.edu/cbe/student/ 

Director: Patricia Atkinson 

Administratit'e Assistiiiit: Linda Sawyer 

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) Student Center was 
developed to encourage students to think "career" from the 
moment they declare a major in the CBE. The center enhances the 
CBE student's learning experience through coordination and sup- 
port of advising activities, mentoring and enrichment opportuni- 
ties. In the center, we offer programs such as talks on career oppor- 
tunities with area professionals, workshops on how to prepare for 
an interview, and what to include in your resume. The annual 
Career Fair and Spring Mentoring Event offer our majors a chance 



Department of Accounting 



to network to learn about careers and internships, as well as part- 
time and full-time job opportunities. Our team of professional 
staff, student aides and CBE student consultants are available to 
provide information and personalized assistance for our past, pres- 
ent and prospective CBE majors and minors. 

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE PROGRAM 

Stephens Hall 220, 410-704-5035 

Fax: 410-704-4448 

E-mail: dhornbuckle@towson.edu 

http://ww\v.towson.edu/busx 

Acting Assistant Dean: Louise W. Smith 

Lecturers: Kathryn Delahanty, Quincey Johnson, Robert Miller, 

Susanna Sayre, Scott Shindell, Deirdre Woodward 

Administrative Assistant: Diane Hornbuckle 

MISSION STATEMENT 

To be widely recognized as a model program that enhances lifelong 
professional performance and ethical decision-making in our met- 
ropolitan community. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

Towson Universit\''s College of Business and Economics is one of 
the few business schools in the nation with a separate unit specifi- 
cally dedicated to enhance business performance in the college and 
in the workplace. Working with the rest of the CBE facult)-, these 
professors teach essential knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) in 
business writing, professional presentations, critical thinking, 
teamwork and self-assessment. 

BUSX COURSES 
BUSX 301 Cornerstone 

This course provides essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes 
(KSAs) that serve as the foundation for the rest of the BUSX course 
work. BUSX 301 should be completed as soon as possible after the 
Lower-Level Core requirements. A special permit is required. 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience 

This focuses on a successful transition between the last college 
semester and the first day of professional work. Students take an 
internship as part of the course. Through self-assessment, students 
develop a portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge, skills and 
attitudes (KSAs) and their commitment to lifelong career develop- 
ment. A special permit is required. 

ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry 

Seats in selected sections of this Advanced Writing course are avail- 
able onlv to CBE students. Special permits are available in Stephens 
Hall 220. 

BUSX 101 Introduction to Business 

This course is NOT available to students majoring within CBE. 
This course introduces the world of business to students in other 
majors at Towson University. 



Department of 
Accounting 



Professors: Lamont Steedle (Chair), Martin Freedman, Norma 
Holter, Man C. Maloo, Charles Martin, Donald Rosenberg, 
Barbara Stewart 

Associate Professors: Raymond Castaldi, Seth Hammer, Benjamin 
Neil, Andrew Schiff, Michael Seganish 

Assistant Professors: Barry Buchoff, Kang Cheng 

Part-Time Faculty: Theresa Akerman, Alan Alper, Teresa Beck, 
Michael Broache, Robert Campbell, Francis Czosnowski, 
Quincey Johnson, Dennis Kreiner, Mary Krygiel, Brian Lazarus, 
Frank Meyer, Robert Miller, Patrick Motsay, Morris Saks, 
Robert Scott, Frank Segel, Charles Tiedebohl, William 
Tignanelli, Richard Winelander 

Administrative Assistant: Paulette Pearson 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 102, 410-704-2227 

Fax: 410-704-3641 

E-mail: ppearson@towson.edu 

http://www.towson.edu/cbe/department/accounting/welcome.html 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

• Major in Accounting 

• Financial Planning Track 

WHY STUDY ACCOUNTING? 

• To prepare for college-graduate, entry-level jobs such as cost 
accountant, staff accountant and tax preparer 

• To prepare for specialized master's programs in Accounting and 
the CPA Exam in order to hold jobs such as auditor, tax advis- 
er, system analyst, business and personal accountant, and busi- 
ness and personal financial adviser. (Note: The state of 
Maryland requires 30 credits beyond the B.S. to qualif)' to sit 
for the CPA exam. Students who are not Maryland residents 
should check their own state's requirements.) 

In business and socien.', accountants make a difference. They pre- 
pare and review the financial information that is relied upon by 
investors, lenders, businesses and other organizations throughout 
the world. Accountants also provide expert advice on taxes, finan- 
cial planning, information systems and a wealth of other business 
matters. In today's fast-paced, rapidly changing world, few careers 
offer as many advantages and rewards as a career in accounting. 
These include: 

• a high level of job security 

• competitive starting salaries 

• a wide range of career options 

• top-tier income potential 

• a path to senior management 

• the option to create your own business 

• an opportunity to travel 

• a respected, established profession 

• the knowledge that you are an expert, trusted adviser 

• the satisfaction of helping others 

At Towson University, you will join one of only two accounting 
programs among Maryland's public colleges and universities 
accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of 
Business (AACSB International). Of all the accounting programs in 
the United States, only about one in three have achieved this dis- 
tinction. 



The College of Business and Economics 



If you are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant 
(CPA), you will be well prepared for the CPA examination. Our 
pass rates are consistently number one or two among all higher 
education institutions in Maryland. In fact, Towson University 
recently ranked number one in the United States on two of the four 
CPA exam parts, and number seven in the United States and num- 
ber one in the East overall. 

A wealth of additional information about accounting is available 
on the Internet. A few of the Web sites that you may want to visit 
include the Department of Labor Occupational Outlook 
Handbook (www.bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm), the American 
Institute of CPAs (www.StartHereGoPlaces.com), and the 
Maryland Association of CPAs (www.tomorrowscpa.org). 



MISSION STATEMENT 

The Department of Accounting: 

• provides a high-quality accounting education built upon a 
sound business education and a comprehensive foundation in 
the liberal arts and sciences that prepares students for positions 
of responsibility and leadership in accounting, business and 
society 

• creates student and faculty learning experiences through a com- 
bination of scholarly activities and partnerships with the 
accounting profession and business community 

• is innovative and market-driven in carrying out the mission 
while maintaining the highest academic standards 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• Student Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi 

• Accounting Advisory Board (of business professionals) 

• Annual Accounting Open House 

• Annual Department of Accounting Awards Banquet 

• Annual Accounting Alumni Reunion 

• Student Awards for Academic Achievement: 

— CPA Review Scholarships 

— MACPA Outstanding Achievement in Accounting Award 

— Association of Government Accountants Award 

— Financial Executives Institute Academic Honors 

— Sylvia Bernstein Prize for Excellence in Accounting 

— Russell E. Denison Annual Award for Excellence in 
Accounting 

— Outstanding Accounting Student Achievement Award 

— Institute of Internal Auditors Award 

ACCOUNTING PROGRAM 

The undergraduate Accounting major is a 120 credit hour pro- 
gram. The program provides the necessary transition to specialized 
master's programs in accounting. It is also designed for students 
who wish to prepare for the CPA examination and enter the public 
accounting profession by completing the 15-credit Financial 
Planning Track, an additional 30 credits of undergraduate elective 
courses, or by completing the requirements for a second major or 
minor. 

The lower-level prerequisites, upper-level business core and 
upper-level accounting core courses required of all Accounting 
majors are set forth below. Accounting majors must complete 60 
credits outside the College of Business and Economics. Up to 9 
credits in Economics and 6 credits in Statistics may be counted as 
outside CBE. 

All major course requirements must be completed with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Majors must score in the 50th per- 



centile or above on the ATAG (Achievement Test for Accounting 
Graduates) in order to graduate. 

Requirements for the Major 

Application Procedure for Continuation in the Accounting Major: 

After completing 9 credits of Accounting courses and successfully 
passing the APAT exam, students complete the Accounting 
Application, available in the department office, Stephens Hall, 
room 102. The requirements are: 

• APAT (Accounting Program Admissions Test) score: 70th per- 
centile or above 

• Quality Point Average (QPA) 2.50 or higher in all courses com- 
pleted when applying 

• Quality Point Average (QPA) 2.50 or higher in all Accounting 
courses completed when applying 

• Completion of 

1) ECON 205 or MATH 231 (Statistics) with a grade equiva- 
lent of 2.00 or higher 

2) an ANTH or PSYC or SOCI course 

3) a POSC course 



Lower-Level Prerequisite Courses (27 credits) 
ACCT 201 Accounnng Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

LEGL 226 Business Law (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
cose 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(or cose 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 



(3) 
(3) 



MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Other General Education Requirements (9 credits) 

One ANTH or PSYC or SOCI course (3) 

One POSC course (3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (24 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

or 
MKTG 342 Department Honors Principles of Marketing (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 
One of the following international courses: 
ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 
FIN 435 International Finance (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 
MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 



Upper-Level Accounting Courses (27 credits) 

Accounting Information Systems (3) 
Intermediate Accounting I (3) 



ACCT 300 
ACCT 301 
ACCT 302 
ACCT 303 
ACCT 321 
ACCT 341 
ACCT 361 
ACCT 401 



Intermediate Accounting II (3) 
Intermediate Accounting III (3) 
(3) 



Advanced Accounting 1 

Cost Accounting I (3) 

Tax Accounting I (3) 

Auditing I (3) 
One Accounting elective selected from: 
ACCT 342 Cost Accounting II (3) 
ACCT 362 Tax Accounting II (3) 
ACCT 402 Auditing II (3) 

Suggested but not required: If you do not have accounting or busi- 
ness experience, consider adding ACCT 497 Accounting Internship 
or BUSX 460 Professional Experience. These credits may be count- 
ed toward the 150-hour CPA requirement. 



Department of Accounting 



SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR 
ACCOUNTING MAJORS 

Before advancing into upper-division courses, students need to 
complete specific prerequisite courses with a minimum grade equiv- 
alent of 2.00 or higher. See your adviser for information. Students 
must also have earned a minimum cumulative QPA of 2.50, a min- 
imum QPA of 2.50 in Accounting, and scored at least 70 percent 
on the APAT Test. 

While completing the freshman and sophomore sequences, stu- 
dents also need to complete one Political Science course, usually 
taken as either GenEd II. B. 2 or GenEd II. D, and one Anthropology, 
Psychology or Sociology course, usually taken as GenEd II. B. 2 or 
GenEd II. D. After completing these sequences, students will still 
need to fulfill GenEd I.D., II.A.2, II.C.l and II.C.3 in the junior or 
senior year. Students should consult with their adviser to make the 
most appropriate elective choices. 

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, 
the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented 
below. 

FRESHMAN YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (ACCT 211 Honors) (3) 
GenEd II.C.2 ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (ECON 203 
Honors) (3) 



JUNIOR YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 



GenEd I.A. 
GenEd I.B. 

GenEd I.C 



cose 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(COSC 112 Honors) (3) 

MATH 111 Algebra for Applications (prerequisite 

for ECON 205/MATH 231) (3) 

or 

MATH 231 Basic Statistics (MATH 233 Honors) (3) 

or 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 



Second Semester (15 credits) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (ACCT 212 Honors) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (ECON 204 Honors) (3) 

GenEd II.B.2 POSC or ANTH, PSYC or SOCI 

GenEd II.D. POSC or ANTH, PSYC or SOCI 

Statistics ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 

MATH 231 Basic Statistics (MATH 233 Honors) (3) 

or 

LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

YEAR 
16 credits) 

Accounting Information Systems (3) 
Intermediate Accounting 1(3) 
Lah (4) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 
(3) 

Legal Environment of Business (3) 
or 

Business Law (3) 
(15 credits) 

Intermediate Accounting II (3) 
Cost .\ccounting 1(3) 
Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 



SOPHOMORE 
First Semester ( 
ACCT 300 
ACCT 30 
GenEd II.A.l 
GenEd II.B.3 

LEGE 225 

LEGL 226 
Second Semester 
ACCT 302 
ACCT 341 
ECON 306 
GenEd II.A.l 
or 

LEGL 226 
GenEd I.D. 



ACCT 303 
BUSX30I 
GenEd II.C.l 
FIN 331 
MNGT361 



Intermediate Accounting III (3) 
Business Cornerstone (3) 



Principles of Financial Management (3) 
Principles of Management (3) 
Second Semester (15 credits) 

ACCT 321 Advanced Accounting (3) 
Tax .'\ccounting (3) 

Principles of Marketing (3) (MKTG 342) 
Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 



ACCT 361 
MKTG 341 
FPLN341 
GenEd I.E. 



SENIOR YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 

ACCT 401 Auditing 1(3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Non-CBE Elective (3) 

International Requirement - one of the following: 

ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 

International Finance (3) 

International .Marketing (3) 

International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 



FIN 435 
MKTG 445 
MNGT 375 
GenEd II.A.l 



or 

GenEd II.B.l 
Second Semester (15 credits) 

ACCTx.\x Accounting Elective (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 
GenEd II.A.2 
GenEd II.C.3 
Non-CBE Elective (3) 

FINANCIAL PLANNING TRACK (15 credits) 

The 15-credit Financial Planning program is a track that offers stu- 
dents the academic course work needed to qualify to take the 
Certified Financial Planner examination and provides entry-level 
access to the field of financial planning. 
FIN 333 Investments and Securities Analysis I (3) 

FPLN 341 Fundamentals of Financial Planning (3) 

FPLN 343 Insurance and Risk Management (3) 

FPLN 441 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3) 

FPLN 443 Estate Planning (3) 



Business Law (3) 

ENGL 317 recommended (3) 



ypMj 



The College of Business and Economics 



Business Administration Program 

OFFICE 

CBE Student Center 

Stephens Hall 1 12, 410-704-3496 

Fax: 410-704-2300 

E-mail: lsawyer@towson.edu 

http://www.towson.edu/cbe/degree_programs_offered.htm 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE 

• Major in Business Administration with concentrations or tracks 
in: 

Economics 

Finance 

Human Resource Management 

International Business 

Legal Studies 

Management 

Marketing 

• Double Major in Business Administration and Computer 
Information Systems 

• Double Major in Electronic Business and Computer 
Information Systems 

• Double Major in Electronic Business and Business 
Administration (Marketing) 

• B.A. Degree Option 

• Minor in Business Administration 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

The major in Business Administration (BUAD) requires 21 credits 
in lower-level core prerequisite courses, 33 credits of upper-level 
Business core requirements, and 21 credits in one of the following 
concentrations or tracks: Economics, Finance, Human Resource 
Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, or 
Legal Studies. (Requirements for the Legal Studies Track are listed 
below. Requirements for the other concentrations and tracks are 
listed in their separate departments in the College of Business and 
Economics.) All major requirements must be completed with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. See the Suggested Course 
Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned credit hours, which must include successful completion of 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed above, and non-CBE 
electives. The non-CBE electives may include the credits required 
for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign language for 
the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree Requirements in the 
University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 cred- 
it hours, must be taken outside the College of Business and 
Economics (CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in 
Statistics may be counted as "outside CBE." All GenEd require- 
ments including Information and Technologv for Business (COSC 
111/112), statistics (MATH23 1/233 or ECON 205), and either 
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics are counted as "outside 
CBE." The remaining credits must be taken in any non-CBE dis- 
cipline. CBE includes Accounting (ACCT), Business Excellence 
(BUSX), Electronic Business (EBUS), Economics (ECON), Finance 
(FIN), Financial Planning (FPLN), Legal Studies (LEGE), 
Marketing (MKTG) and Management (MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core prerequisites 
and most of the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students 
who enroll in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequi- 
sites risk losing their place in those courses. 



Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business Administration Major 

Students are admitted to the major in Business Administration 
(BUAD) on a competitive basis after first being admitted to the uni- 
versity. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission 
to the major. Each semester, the College of Business and Economics 
(CBE) Admissions Committee considers applications for admission 
to the major in the following semester. In order to be admitted, stu- 
dents must satisfy the following requirements: 

1. Formal admission to TU as a degree candidate 

2. Minimum cumulative qualit>- point average (QPA) of 2.00 or 
higher for all course work 

3. Completion of most of the lower-level General Education 
requirements (GenEds) 

4. Grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each lower-level Core 
prerequisite course 

5. Minimum average (QPA) of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level 
Core Prerequisites 

The minimum qualit\' point average (QPA) will be reviewed each 
year and may be adjusted as space availability dictates. Candidates 
for the major must fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of 
application. 

Pre-Business students with less than a 2.70 QPA in the seven 
lower-level CBE core prerequisites will be subject to competitive 
admission depending on space availability. 

Degree candidates intending to major in Business Administration 
are designated as "pre-Business Administration" (PBUA) until 
admitted into the BUAD major. Students are encouraged to meet 
each semester with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their 
progress in completing the requirements for admission to major 
and the degree. 

Students who take upper-level business courses before being 
admitted to the Business Administration major do so at their own 
risk, since these courses will not automatically fulfill requirements 
of other TU majors. 

Application Procedure 

Students who will meet the admission requirements at the end of 
the semester must complete an .Application for Admission to the 
BUAD Major and a Change of Major Declaration Form before reg- 
istering for upper-level "majors onlv" CBE courses (BUSX, EBUS, 
ECON, FIN, MKTG, and MNGT).' The forms are available in the 
CBE Student Center, Stephens Hall, room 112. 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technologv for Business (or 

COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON204) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)* 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of c-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Stntistics tor Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles ot I'lnancial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 



Business Administration Program 



MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

'Note: The GenEd I.D. Advanced Writing Course is taken before or con- 
currently with CBEC 301 

Concentrations/Tracks (21 credits) 

• Economics Track 

• Finance Concentration 

• Human Resource Management Track 

• International Business Concentration 

• Legal Studies Track 

• Management Concentration 

• Marketing Concentration 

B.A. DEGREE OPTION 

A student must complete all the courses required for the major and 
a modern foreign language's intermediate courses (or equivalent). 

LEGAL STUDIES TRACK 

Coordinator: Benjamin Neil 
Stephens Hall 102, 410-704-2227 

To complete the major in Business Administration with the Legal 
Studies Track, students must be admitted to the Business 
Administration major (See requirements for Admission to the 
Business Administration major) before taking 21 credits in Legal 
Studies and 33 credits in upper-level Business Administration core 
requirements. All requirements for the major must be completed 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. See the Suggested Course 
Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned credit hours, which must include successful completion of 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed above, and non-CBE 
electives. The non-CBE electives may include the credits required 
for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign language for 
the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree Requirements in the 
University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 cred- 
it hours, must be taken outside the College of Business and 
Economics (CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in 
Statistics may be counted as "outside CBE." All GenEd require- 
ments including Information and Technology for Business (COSC 
111/112), statistics (MATH23 1/233 or ECON 205), and either 
Microeconomics or Macroeconomics are counted as "outside 
CBE." The remaining credits must be taken in any non-CBE dis- 
cipline. CBE includes Accounting (ACCT), Business Excellence 
(BUSX), Electronic Business (EBUS), Economics (ECON), Finance 
(FIN), Financial Planning (FPLN), Legal Studies (LEGE), 
Marketing (MKTG) and Management (MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core prerequisites 
and most of the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students 
who enroll in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequi- 
sites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Required Courses (21 credits) 

LEGL 226 Business Law (3) 

LEGL 326 Elder Law (3) 

LEGL 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet (3) 



Foi4r of the folloiving: 

LEGL 325 Sports Law (3) 

LEGL 470-479 Special Topics in Legal Studies (3) 

(Topics include: Administrative Law, White Collar 
Crimes, Employment Law, Women and the Law) 

MCOM 350 Media Law (3)' 

HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues In Health Administration (3) 

POSC 209 Introduction to Law (3) 

POSC 418 Constitutional Law (3) 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 
AND COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

The Business Administration major with a second major in 
Computer Information Systems requires at least 89 credits to be 
earned with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Degree candidates intending to major in Business Administration 
are designated as "pre-Business" (PBUA) until admitted into the 
BUAD major. See "Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major" section of this catalog. 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201/211 Accounting Principles 1(3) 

ACCT 202/212 Accountmg Principles II (3) 

COSC 111/112 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 201/203 Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 202/204 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 

LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

MATH 231/233 Basic Statisncs (3) 



ECON 205 



Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 



Required Mathematics Courses (6-7 credits) 
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications (3) 

or 
MATH 273 Calculus I (4) 

MATH 263 Discrete Math (3) 

NOTE: See Requirements for Admission to the Busmess Administration 
Major. 

Upper-Level Business Requirements (30 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

or 
COSC 418 Ethical and Societal Concerns of Computer 

Scientists (3) (GenEd II.A.2.) 
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Required CIS Project Course (3 credits) 

CIS 435 Human-Computer Interaction (3) 

or 
CIS 440 Systems Development for E-Commerce (3) 

or 
CIS 475 Analysis/Design for Web Sites (3) 

Required Elective Course (3 credits) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

or 
CIS 479 Software Project Management (3) 

Computer Information Systems Requirements (26 credits) 
CIS 211 Fundamentals of Information Systems and 

Technology (3) 
COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 

COSC 237 Introduction to Computer Science II (4) 

CIS 239 Computer Systems Architecture (3) 



The College of Business and Economics 



CIS 334 Data Organization (3) 

or 
CIS 335 Advanced Business Programming (3) 

cose 350 Data Communications and Networking (3) 

CIS 379 Systems Analysis and Design (3) 

CIS 458 Organizational Database Management (3) 

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (21 credits) 

This minor is available to students who have a major other than 
Accounting, e-Business or Business Administration. All require- 
ments for the Business Administration minor must be completed 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Students electing a 
Business Administration minor are not formally admitted to nor 
graduates of the College of Business and Economics. Students must 
complete at least 12 credits of CBE courses at Towson University in 
order to earn this minor. 

ACCT 201 Accountmg Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
FIN 331* Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 
MNGT 361 Prmciples of Management (3) 

"Special permit required. Prerequisites: ACCT 201/211, ACCT 202/212, 
ECON 201/203, ECON 202/204, ECON 205 or MATH 231/233. 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR BUSINESS 
ADMINISTRATION MAJORS 

Before advancing into upper-level (300-400) courses, students must 
be admitted to the Business Administration major. See your advis- 
er or the CBE Student Center for information. 

After completing the freshman and sophomore sequences, stu- 
dents will still need to fulfill GenEd II. A. 2 and II. C. 3 in the junior 
or senior year. Students should consult with their adviser to make 
the most appropriate elective choices. 

Students must complete at least one concentration/track from 
among Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, 
International Business, Management, Marketing, and Legal 
Studies. They must also complete 50 percent of the required 120 
credits outside the College of Business and Economics. 

NOTE: Information and Technology for Business (COSC 
111/112), Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics (MATH 
231/233 or ECON 205), and Statistics for Business and Economics 
II (ECON 306) are counted as "outside CBE." Based on course 
availability and student needs and preferences, the selected 
sequences will probably vary from those presented below. 



FRESHMAN YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 
GenEd I.A. (3) 
GenEd I.C. (3) 



MATH 231 

ECON 205 
GenEd II.B.l. 
GenEd II.B.2." 



(3) 



MATH 1 1 1 Algebra for Applications (prereq- 
uisite for ECON205/MATH231) (3) 
or 

Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 
or 
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles 

(or ECON 204) (3) 

or 



GenEd II.C.2. 
GenEd II.B.3. 



(3) 



Second Semester (15 credits) 

GenEd LB. COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for 

Business (or COSC 112) (3) 



GenEd II.D. 

Statistics 



GenEd II.A.l. 
GenEd II.B.2.* 

GenEd II.C.2.* 

GenEd II.C.I (3) 



ECON 205 Statistics for Business and 

Economics I (3) (unless taken) 

or 

MATH 231/233 Basic Statistics (3) (unless taken) 

or 

Lab (4) 



ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles 
(or ECON 203) (3) 



SOPHOMORE YEAR 

First Semester (15-16 credits) 



ACCT 201 
LEGE 225 
GenEd I.E. (3) 
GenEd II.A.l. 



Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 
Legal Environment of Business (3) 



Lab (4) 
or 
GenEd II.A.l (3-4) 
GenEd II.B.2,* or GenEd ILC.2.* (3) 
* Note: The discipline for GenEd 11. B. 2 must be different from GenEd 
II.C.I. Only one ECON course may be used to fulfill a GenEd II.B.2. or 
II.C.2. requirement. 

Submit application for admission into the BUAD major. 
Second Semester (15-16 credits) 



ACCT 202 
GenEd I.D. 

GenEd II.A.l (3-4) 



Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
Writing for Business and Industry 
(recommended) (3) 



Non-CBE Elective (3) 

GenEd II.C.3 (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

JUNIOR YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) (or MKTG 342) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

Second Semester (15 credits) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operation Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

Concentration/Track course 1 (3) 

Concentration/Track course 2 (3) 

SENIOR YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 

GenEd II.A.2. (if needed) or Non-CBE Elective (3) 
Concentration/Track course 3 (3) 
Concentration/Track course 4 (3) 
Concentration/Track course 5 (3) 
Non-CBE Elective (3) 

Second Semester (14 credits) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Concentration/Track course 6 (3) 
Concentration/Track course 7 (3) 
Non-CBE Elective (2) 



Department of Economics 



Department of 
Economics 



Professors: James Dorn, John Egger, J. Van Fenstermaker, George 

Georgiou (Chair), Chang Kong, Louise Laurence, Kangoh Lee, 

Harvey Paul, Tamara Woroby 
Associate Professors: Ling Li, Timothy Sulhvan 
Professors Emeriti: Bong Shin, Jeremiah German, Henry Sanborn, 

Irvin Weintraub 
Assistant Professors: Matthew Chambers, Mehssa Groves, 

Jeong-Joon Lee, Jeffrey Michael, Thomas Rhoads 
Administrative Assistant: C.F. Eifert 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 103, 410-704-2959 
Fax: 410-704-3424 
http://www.towson.edu/econ 

WHY STUDY ECONOMICS? 

• To prepare for jobs in: 

Government, such as research assistant, program analyst, 
and budget analyst. Government economists analyze economic 
conditions and estimate the economic impact of pubHc policy. 

Business and Consulting, such as financial analyst, long- 
range planner, and stockbroker. Business economists provide 
information on market conditions, forecasting, government reg- 
ulations, facilities planning, product planning and pricing. 

• To prepare for graduate school in such programs as Law, 
Economics, Public Policy, or Business Journalism 

• To earn a double major in Geography and Environmental 
Planning, Mathematics or Political Science 

• To blend business and economics by taking either an 
Economics major with a Business Administration minor or a 
Business Administration major with a track in Economics 

• To have the ability to analyze the American economic system 
and international and domestic economic forces that determine 
production, prices, profits and income distribution 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The department is committed to an excellent economics education 
built on a comprehensive liberal arts foundation to enable gradu- 
ates to excel as leaders in a dynamic business environment and/or 
a career in public service by means of individualized student advis- 
ing, professional work experience, 

teaching excellence, and commitment to the highest academic and 
ethical standards. 

DISTINCTTVE FEATURES 

• REGIONAL ECONOMIC STUDIES INSTITUTE (R.E.S.I.) 

• nationally recognized institute for applied economic research 

• MARYLAND COUNCIL ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION 

(MCEE) 

— responsible for increasing the quality and quantity of 
economics taught in Maryland schools, colleges and the 
general community 

— Institutional Advancement Division affiliate 

— Council President: Michael Molloy, principal, Deutsche Banc 
Alex. Brown, Inc. 

— Council Executive Director: Carol Jarvis, Ph.D. 



• CENTER FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION 

• One of nine Maryland college or university-based centers 
responsible for 

— consulting with educational and community 
organizations 

— developing economic education materials 

— improving economics instructional programs 

— conducting research in economic education 

• Director: George C. Georgiou, Ph.D. 

• Student Recognition Awards 

— Federal Reserve Bank Excellence Award 

— Wall Street Journal Award 

— J.J. German Scholarship 

— Catherine Britt Memorial Scholarship 

— Economics Club 

— Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Major in Economics 

Major in Business Administration: Economics Track 

Double Major in Economics and Geography and Environmental 

Planning 
Double Major in Economics and Mathematics 
Double Major in Economics and Political Science 
Minor in Economics 

MAJOR IN ECONOMICS 

The major in Economics requires 33 credits in Economics, com- 
pleted with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. (See the Suggested 
Course Sequence for Economics Majors.) 

Transfer students must take a minimum of 15 credits in econom- 
ics at Towson University to qualify for an Economics major. 

Required Courses (33 credits) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or Honors ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 .Macroeconomic Principles (or Honors ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 

One 400-level economics course (excluding ECON 495 and ECON 497) 
Four upper-level economics electives (ECON 305 cannot count as an elec- 
tive). 

Only one Internship in Economics (ECON 497) will count toward the 
major. 

The department allows any one of the following courses outside the 
department to count toward the major in satisfying electives: 
FIN 332 Advanced Financial Management (3) 

MATH 377 Mathematical Models (3) 
POSC 459 Simulation and Games in Political Science (3) 

Recommended Courses for Graduate School 

The following courses are recommended for students considering 
graduate school in Economics: ECON 401, ECON 451, 
MATH 273, MATH 274, MATH 275 and MATH 463. 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
ECONOMICS TRACK 

Students in this track complete the major in Business 
Administration and 21 credits in Economics, listed below. The 
Business Administration requirements include 21 credits in lower- 
level prerequisites and 3i credits in upper-level Business 
Administration core courses. All major requirements must be com- 
pleted with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. See the Suggested 
Course Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned credit hours, which must include successful completion of 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 



The College of Business and Economics 



Administration major requirements listed above, and non-CBE 
electives. The non-CBE electives may include the credits required 
for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign language for 
the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree Requirements in the 
University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 cred- 
its, must be taken outside the College of Business and Economics 
(CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in Statistics may 
be counted as "outside CBE." All GenEd requirements including 
Information and Technology for Business (COSC 111/112), statis- 
tics (MATH23 1/233 or ECON 205), and either Microeconomics or 
Macroeconomics are counted as "outside CBE." The remaining 
credits must be taken in any non-CBE discipline. CBE includes 
Accounting (ACCT), Business Excellence (BUSX), Electronic 
Business (EBUS), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), Financial 
Planning (FPLN), Legal Studies (LEGE), Marketing (MKTG) and 
Management (MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core prerequisites 
and most of the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students 
who enroll in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequi- 
sites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concentra- 
tion/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete the seven 
specific lower-level prerequisite courses with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher and a minimum average (QPA) of 2.70 for ALL 
seven lower-level core prerequisites. (See admission requirements in 
the Business Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 
ACCT 20 1 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 2 1 1 ) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 2 12) (3) 
COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(or COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics 1 (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Economics Track (21 credits) 
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 
ECON 313 Money and Banking (3) 
ECON XXX Upper-level Electives (9) 
Recommended as one elective: ECON 409 
MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 
NOTE: ECON 497 cannot count as an elective. 



DOUBLE MAJORS 

The Department of Economics offers three double major programs: 
(1) Economics and Mathematics, (2) Economics and Geography 
and Environmental Planning, and (3) Economics and Political 
Science. A student majoring in economics may declare a second 
major and obtain a degree certifying that both majors have been 
completed. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND 
MATHEMATICS 

The Economics major with a second major in Mathematics requires 
70-72 credits completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
in all major courses. 

Required Courses (55 credits) 

COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 

ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 

ECON 451 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3) 

MATH 265 Elementary Linear Algebra (4) 

MATH 267 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (4) 

MATH 273 Calculus I (4) 

MATH 274 Cakulus II (4) 

MATH 275 Calculus III (4) 

MATH 331 Probability (4) 

MATH 332 Mathematical Statistics (4) 

MATH 377 Mathematical Models (3) 

MATH 490 Senior Seminar in Mathematics (2) 

Upper-Division Economics Electives (6 credits) 

Two additional courses to be chosen in economics. 

Upper-Division Mathematics Electives (9-11 credits) 

Two courses from the following: 
MATH 374 Differential Equations (3) 
MATH 435 Numerical Analysis I (3) 
MATH 436 Numerical Analysis II (3) 
MATH 437 Operations Research (4) 

And one course from the following: 

MATH 367 Theory of Numbers (3) 

M.'\TH451 

MATH 467 

MATH 473 

MATH 475 

MATH 477 



Graph Theory (3) 
Algebraic Structures (4) 
Introduction to Real Analysis (4) 
Complex Analysis (3) 
Topology (3) 



DOUBLE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND 
GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Completion of individual majors in Geography and Environmental 
Planning and Economics requires the successful completion of 72 
credits (39 geography and environmental planning and 33 in eco- 
nomics). However, by electing the double major in Geography and 
Environmental Planning and Economics, students will be able to 
complete both majors with a total of 60 credits. 

In Economics, students must complete all requirements for the 
major. However, for the first statistics requirement, they may 
choose either: 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

In addition, they may substitute two of the following upper-level 
courses in geography and environmental planning towatd fulfill- 
ment of the required four courses of upper-level economic electives: 

GEOG 355 Historical Cieography of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 381 Political Geography (3) 

GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 



Department of Economics 



GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3) 

GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3) 

GEOG470-479 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography* (3) 

GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Plannmg (3) 

* Requires approval from Depanment of Economics depending on course 
topic. 

In Geography and Environmental Planning, students must com- 
plete all requirements for the major noting the option of either 
ECON 205 or GEOG 375 for their first statistics requirement. In 
addition, they may substitute two of the following upper-level 
courses in economics toward fulfillment of the required upper-level 
elective courses in geography and environmental planning: 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 333 Povert)' and Discrimination (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

ECON 423 International .Monetarv' Theor.' and Policy (3) 

ECON 470-479 Topics in Economics* (3) 

'Requires approval from the Department of Geography and Environmental 

Planning depending on course topic. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND 
POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Completion of individual majors in Political Science and 
Economics requires the successful completion of 69 credits (36 in 
political science and 33 in economics). However, by electing the 
double major in Political Science and Economics, students will be 
able to complete both majors with a total of 57 credits. 

In Economics, students must complete all requirements for the 
major. However, they may substitute nvo of the following upper- 
level courses in political science toward fulfillment of the required 
four courses of upper-level economic electives: 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

POSC 459 Simulation and Games in Political Science (3) 

POSC 467 Politics and the Budgeting Process (3) 

POSC470-479 Special Topics* (3) 

POSC 482 Seminar in Political Science (3) 

* Requires approval from the Department of Economics depending on 
course topic. 

In Political Science, students must complete all requirements for 
the major. However, they may substitute rwo of the following 
upper-level courses in economics toward fulfillment of the required 
eight upper-level courses in political science: 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 331 Government and Economic Life (3) 

ECON 337 Public Finance (3) 

ECON 339 Health Economics (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

ECON 423 International .Monetarv" Theory and Policy (3) 

ECON 470-479 Topics in Economics* (3) 

* Requires approval from the Department of Political Science depending on 
course topic. 

MINOR IN ECONOMICS (18 credits) 
The Economics minor may be taken with any other major. All 
Economics courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher. 



Required Courses 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 
ECON X.XX Upper-level Electives (12) 
NOTE: ECON 305 cannot count as an elective. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS Esl ECONOMICS 

Students majoring in Economics are eligible to apply to the 
Departmental Honors Program if they have a 3.25 cumulative 
QPA, a 3.50 QP.\ in Economics classes, and the consent of a facul- 
ty thesis adviser. Students interested in Departmental Honors 
should obtain the application form from the department chair or 
honors coordinator before the end of their junior year. Honors in 
Economics require 36 credit hours in Economics (18 core credits, 9 
credits of ECON electives, and 9 credits required for Honors). The 
9 credit hour requirement for Departmental Honors includes: a) 
one of the following: ECON 321 (History' of Economic Thought), 
ECON 401 (Econometrics), or ECON 451 (Mathematical 
Economics); b) 3 credits of ECON 495 (Independent Studv); and c) 
ECON 499 (Honors Thesis). ECON 495 and ECON 499 must be 
taken sequentially. The thesis must be presented orally to the 
Thesis Committee at a public colloquium. Honors are designated 
on the graduate's transcript and diploma. 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR ECONOMICS 

MAJORS 

Students should consult with their advisers to make the most 
appropriate elective choices. Based on course availability and stu- 
dent needs and preferences, the selected sequences may vary from 
those presented below. 

FRESHMAN YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (Honors ECON 203) (3) 

GenEd(12) 
Second Semester (15 credits) 

ECON 202 .Macroeconomic Principles (Honors ECON 204) (3) 

GenEd (12) 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 

GenEd (9) 
Second Semester (IS credits) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics 11 (3) 

ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3) 

Electives (9) 

JUNIOR YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 
ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

or 
ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

or 
ECON 333 Poverty and Discrimination (3) 
ECON Elective (3) 

Electives (9) 
Second Semester (15 credits) 
ECON Eleaive (3) 

Electives (12) 

SENIOR YEAR 

First Semester (15 credits) 

ECON 4xx Elective (3) 

GenEd II.A.2 (3) 

Electives (9) 
Second Semester (15 credits) 

ECON Elective (3) 

Electives (12) 



The College of Business and Economics 



Department of Finance 

Professors: Alan Grimshaw (Chair), Albert Avery, Bharat Jain, 

Daniel Singer 
Associate Professors: Babu Baradwaj,Gary Powell, 

Moon-Whoan Rhee 

Assistant Professor: Lynne Kelly 
Administrative Assistant: Darlene Danaher 

OFHCE 

Stephens Hall 314, 410-704-2465 
Fax: 410-704-3454 
http://\v\v\v.towson.edu/finance/ 

WHY STUDY FINANCE? 

• To prepare for positions in managerial finance, banking, insur- 
ance, and securities industries 

• To become proficient in applying financial tools to investment 
and financing decisions 

• To develop analytical skills that can be used throughout a busi- 
ness career 

• To build a solid fotmdation for making personal financial deci- 



MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Department of Finance is to produce finance 
graduates who possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary 
to function effectively in the financial communin,'. The depart- 
ment's aim is to develop students who are competent, ethical, and 
capable of meeting the challenges of an increasingly complex, glob- 
al environment. 

GOALS 

The goals of the department are: (1) to achieve excellence in teach- 
ing while offering students a curriculum based on leading-edge 
financial skills and techniques, (2) to increase the body of knowl- 
edge in the finance professions through applied scholarship activi- 
ties, and (3) to provide consulting and advisory services to the busi- 
ness and professional community. 

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES 

• Finance Department Advisory Board 

• FMA (Student Chapter of Financial Management Association) 

• FMA Honor Society 

• Internships in Finance 

• Student Recognition Award 

— Kathryn H. Gerling Scholarship 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
FINANCE CONCENTRATION 

Students in the Finance Concentration complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 credits in Finance. The Business 
Administration requirements include 21 credits in lower-level core 
prerequisites and 33 credits in upper-level Business core require- 
ments, as listed below. All major requirements must be completed 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. See the Suggested Course 
Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned credit hours, which must include successful completion of 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed above, and non-CBE 
electives. The non-CBE electives may include the credits required 
for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign language for 
the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree Requirements in the 
University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 cred- 
its, must be taken outside the College of Business and Economics 
(CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in Statistics may 



be counted as ''outside CBE. "All GenEd requirements including 
Information and Technolog)' for Business (COSC 111/112), statis- 
tics (MATH231/233 or ECON 205), and either Microeconomics or 
Macroeconomics are counted as "outside CBE." The remaining 
credits must be taken in any non-CBE discipline. CBE includes 
Accounting (ACCT), Business Excellence (BUSX), Electronic 
Business (EBUS), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), Financial 
Planning (FPLN), Legal Studies (LEGE), Marketing (MKTG) and 
Management (MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BU.'VD core prerequisites 
and most of the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students 
who enroll in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequi- 
sites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concentra- 
tion/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete the seven 
specific lower-level prerequisite courses with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher and a minimum average (QPA) of 2.70 for ALL 
seven lower-level core prerequisites. (See admission requirements 
in the Business Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles Kor ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business 

(or COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 -Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or .VLATH 233) (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 3 1 1 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial .Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or .VIKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technolog)' (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of .Vlanagement (3) 

.MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

.MNGT 375 International Business: Theon.- and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Finance Concentration (21 credits) 

FIN 332 Advanced Financial .Management (3) 

FIN 333 Investments and Security' .Analysis I (3) 

FIN 423 Investments and Sccurit)' .Analysis II (3) 

FIN 430 Capital Markets and .Management of Financial 

Institutions (3) 
FIN 435 International Finance (3) 

FIN 439 Financial Policy (3) 

.MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

FINANCIAL PLANNING 

See courses in the Accounting major section of this catalog. 



Department of Management 



Department of Management 

Professors: Tom Basuray, Jeffrey Mello (Chair), Barin Nag, 

Douglas Ross, Precha Thavikulwat 
Associate Professors: William Darrow, Deborah Kidder, James 

Otto, Sharma Pillutla, William Smith, Filiz Tabak 
Assistant Professors: Donald Kopka, Douglas Sanford, Dong 

Qing Yao 
Instructor: Laurence Burgee 
Senior Lecturer: Don McCulloh 
Administrative Assistant: Carol Lindsay 

OFFICES 

Stephens Hall 116, 410-704-2934 

Fax:410-704-3236 

E-mail: clindsay@towson.edu 

http://www.towson.edu/cbe/Department/Management/ 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Department of Management is to provide grad- 
uates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful man- 
agers in a variety of organizational settings. We seek to develop 
graduates with global perspectives, ethical grounding, technologi- 
cal competency and a desire for life-long learning. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Management offers the following programs: 
The major in Business Administration with 

• Management Concentration 

• Human Resource Management Track 

• International Business Concentration 

WHY STUDY MANAGEMENT? 

The rapid and continuous changes taking place in our global econ- 
omy require skilled managers and leaders to ensure not only effec- 
tive performance but survival. Organizations of all sizes in all sec- 
tors of our economy face unprecedented challenges that require 
informed, strategic decision-making and principled leadership. 

The programs of study in management are designed to allow stu- 
dents to develop the critical marketable skills that employers seek. 
Courses and programs of study within the department emphasize 
the development of global awareness, ethical decision-making, 
technological competency and ongoing personal and professional 
development. Ongoing curricula development ensures that course 
offerings and content reflect the current practices used and chal- 
lenges faced by organizations. Because management is a broad 
field of study, the concentration in human resource management, 
international business and general management offer students a 
flexible course of study that can be individualized to meet their spe- 
cific career objectives. 

Regardless of concentration area, all students who major in man- 
agement will find several recurring themes in their course work: 

• the impact of technology on management practices 

• an awareness and understanding of the global environment in 
which organizations operate and managers make decisions 

• legal and ethical dilemmas faced by managers in carrying out 
their responsibilities 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION 

Students in the Management Concentration complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 credits in Management. 

The Business Administration requirements include 21 credits in 
lower-level core prerequisites, and 33 credits in upper-level Business 
core requirements, as listed below. All major requirements must be 
completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. See the 
Suggested Course Sequence for Business Administration Majors. 



The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree 
in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 
earned credit hours, which must include successful completion of 
the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the Business 
Administration major requirements listed above, and non-CBE 
electives. The non-CBE electives may include the credits required 
for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign language for 
the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree Requirements in the 
University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Eifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 cred- 
its, must be taken outside the College of Business and Economics 
(CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in Statistics may 
be counted as '^outside CBE." All GenEd requirements including 
Information and Technology for Business (COSC 1 1 1/1 12), statis- 
tics (MATH23 1/233 or ECON 205), and either Microeconomics or 
Macroeconomics are counted as "outside CBE." The remaining 
credits must be taken in any non-CBE discipline. CBE includes 
Accounting (ACCT), Business Excellence (BLiSX), Electronic 
Business (EBUS), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), Financial 
Planning (FPLN), Legal Studies (LEGL), Marketing (MKTG) and 
Management (MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business admin- 
istration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an aca- 
demic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. 
This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core prerequisites 
and most of the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Students 
who enroll in CBE courses without having fulfilled the prerequi- 
sites risk losing their place in those courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concentra- 
tion/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete the seven 
specific lower-level prerequisite courses with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher and a minimum average (QPA) of 2.70 for ALL 
seven lower-level core prerequisites. (See admission requirements in 
the Business Administration major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

(or COSC 112) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 .Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 23 1 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or .MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



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Management Concentration (21 credits) 

MNGT 381 Human Resource Management (3) 

MNGT421 Management of Organizational Behavior (3) 

MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Societ>- (3) 

Three MNGT electives selected from: 

MNGT 419 Supply-Chain Management (3) 

MNGT 423 Service Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 425 Organizational Theory and Development (3) 

MNGT 433 Compensation and Benefits (3) 

jMNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3) 

MNGT 451 Industrial Relations (3) 

MNGT 453 Conflict Resolution in Busmess (3) 

MNGT 455 Entrepreneurship and Small Business (3) 

MNGT 461 Total Quality Management (3) 

MNGT 463 Organizational Leadership (3) 

MNGT 470-479 Special Topics in Management (3) 

MNGT 491 Directed Readmgs (3) 

MNGT 495 Independent Research (3) 

MNGT 497 Management Internship (3) 

MNGT 498 Practicum m Management (3) 

NOTE: Only 3 credits of the MNGT 497 or 498 courses can be applied to 

the Management Concentration requirement. 

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TRACK 

The Human Resource Management Track is designed to pre- 
pare students to apply their knowledge and skills for manageri- 
al positions in a human resource department. Students in the 
Human Resource Management Track complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 credits in Human Resource 
Management. The Business Administration requirements 
include 21 credits in lower-level core prerequisites, and 35 cred- 
its in upper-level Business core requirements, as listed below. All 
major requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. See the Suggested Course Sequence for 
Business Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum 
of 120 earned credit hours, which must include successful com- 
pletion of the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the 
Business Administration major requirements listed above, and 
non-CBE electives. The non-CBE electives may include the cred- 
its required for a minor or specialization program, or in a for- 
eign language for the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree 
Requirements in the University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 
credits, must be taken outside the College of Business and 
Economics (CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in 
Statistics may be counted as ''outside CBE.''' All GenEd require- 
ments including Information and Technology for Business 
(COSC 111/112), statistics (MATH231/233 or ECON 205), 
and either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics are counted as 
''outside CBE." The remaining credits must be taken in any 
non-CBE discipline. CBE includes Accounting (ACCT), 
Business Excellence (BUSX), Electronic Business (EBUS), 
Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), Financial Planning (FPLN), 
Legal Studies (LEGE), Marketing (MKTG) and Management 
(MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business 
administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building 
an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level 
courses. This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core 
prerequisites and most of the Cieneral Education (GenEd) 
requirements. Students who enroll in C3E courses without hav- 
ing fulfilled the prerequisites risk losing their place in those 
courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 



Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concen- 
tration/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete the 
seven specific lower-level prerequisite courses with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum average (QPA) of 
2.70 for ALL seven lower-level core prerequisites. (See admis- 
sion requirements in the Business Administration major section 
of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (or ACCT 212) (3) 

COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON 203) (3) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON 204) (3) 

LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 23 1 Basic Statistics (3) (or MATH 233) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 



Human Resource 

MNGT 381 
MNGT 421 
MNGT 433 
MNGT 438 
MNGT 463 
MNGT 482 
One elective selected 
MNGT 425 
MNGT 443 
MNGT 451 
MNGT 453 
MNGT 470-479 
MNGT 491 
MNGT 495 
MNGT 497 
PSYC 327 



Management Track (21 credits) 

Human Resources Management (3) 

Management of Organizational Behavior (3) 

Compensation and Benefits (3) 

Multinational Management and Culture (3) 

Organizational Leadership (3) 

Business Ethics and Society (3 1 

from: 

Organizational Theory and Development (3) 

Project .Management (3) 

Industrial Relations (3) 

Conflict Resolution in Business (3) 

Special Topics in Management (3) 

Directed Readings (3) 

Independent Research (3) 

Management Internship (3) 

Industrial Psychology (3) 



MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION- 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONCENTRATION 

The International Business Concentration is an interdisciplinary 
program comprising courses drawn from disciplines within the 
CBE. Students complete the major in Business Administration 
and 21 credits in the International Business Concentration 
requirements. 

The Business Administration requirements include 21 credits 
in lower-level core prerequisites and 33 credits in upper-level 
Business core requirements, as listed below. All major require- 
ments must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher. See the Suggested Course Sequence for Business 
Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum 
of 120 earned credit hours, which must include successful com- 
pletion of the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the 
Business Administration major requirements listed above, and 
non-CBE electives. The non-CBE electives mav include the credits 



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required for a minor or specialization program, or in a foreign 
language for the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree 
Requirements in the Universit)- Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 
credits, must be taken outside the College of Business and 
Economics (CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in 
Statistics may be counted as "outside CBE. "All GenEd require- 
ments including Information and Technology for Business 
(COSC 111/112), statistics (MATH231/233 or ECON 205), 
and either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics are counted as 
"outside CBE." The remaining credits must be taken in any 
non-CBE discipline. CBE includes Accounting (ACCT), 
Business Excellence (BUSX), Electronic Business (EBUS), 
Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), Financial Planning (FPLN), 
Legal Studies (LEGE), Marketing (MKTG) and Management 
(MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business 
administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building 
an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level 
courses. This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core 
prerequisites and most of the General Education (GenEd) 
requirements. Students who enroll in CBE courses without hav- 
ing fulfilled the prerequisites risk losing their place in those 
courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concen- 
tration/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete the 
seven specific lower-level prerequisite courses with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum average (QPA) of 
2.70 for ALL seven lower-level core prerequisites. (See admis- 
sion requirements in the Business Administration major section 
of this catalog.) 



International Business Concentration (21 credits) 

FIN 435 International Finance (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Culture (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Societ)' (3) 

or 
PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Three courses (total of 9 credits) to develop an understanding of the 
socio-cultural, philosophical and political environments of foreign coun- 
tries or regions, selected from the following, f Approval by the appropriate 
department may be needed depending upon the student's qualifications.] 

Foreign Language (a maximum of 9 intermediate-level or above credits) 

or 

Cross-cultural course work (a maximum of 9 credits) 

ANTH 368 Development and Industrialization: Cross Cultural 

Perspecnve (3) 
ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

or 
ECON 421 International Economics (3) 
GEOG 357 Cultural Geography (3) 
GEOG 427 Global Economy (3) 

or 
GEOG XXX Upper-level regional geography to complement similar 

historv; e.g. GEOG 431 Geography of Africa 
HIST 479 Histor)' of Diplomacy (3) 

or 
HIST XXX Upper-level modern regional/country history; 

e.g. HIST 328 History of East Africa 1820 to the Present 
MKTG/MNGT 479 Special Topics (if include travel and study abroad) 
PHIL 357 Topics in Comparative Religion (3) 



PHIL XXX 

POSC 307 
POSC 339 

POSC XXX 



POSC 341 



Upper-level country philosophy to complement similar 

history; e.g. PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan 

Contemporary International Politics (3) 

Comparative Polincal Systems (3) 

or 

Upper-level country political science to complement 

HIST or GEOG; e.g. POSC 341 African Government 

and Politics 

African Government and Politics (3) 



Lower-Level Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 .Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(or COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 .Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 



MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics 11 (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial .Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of .Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technolog)' (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strateg)' and Policy (3) 



The College of Business and Economics 



Department of Marketing and 
e-Business 

Interim Chair: Douglas Ross 

Professors: William Grazer, Garland Keesling, Algin King, 

Thomas Maronick, Louise Smith 
Associate Professors: Allan Miller, Richard Rosecky 
Assistant Professors: Stephen Craft, Gewei Ye 
Lecturers: Baharak Moozoun, Laleh Srnec 
Administrative Assistant: Joanna Von Briesen 

OFFICE 

Stephens Hall 121, 410-704-3351 
Fax: 410-704-3772 
E-mail: ivonbriesen@towson.edu 
http: //www.towson.edu/marketing/ 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The Department of Marketing and e-Business is committed to 
an excellent broad-based education in marketing and e-business 
that enables students to excel in positions of responsibility and 
leadership in a dynamic business environment by means of: 

• Dedication to students and personalized service 

• Teaching excellence 

• Involvement with businesses, nonprofit organizations, and gov- 
ernment 

• Commitment to the highest ethical standards 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Marketing and e-Business offers the follow- 
ing programs: 

• The major in Business Administration with a Marketing 
Concentration 

• The major in Business Administration with a Marketing 
Concentration and Mass Communication Interdisciplinary 
Specialization 

• The major in Electronic Business 

• The double major in e-Business and Computer Information 
Systems 

WHY STUDY MARKETING? 

To prepare for jobs that comprise 25 to 33 percent of all civil- 
ian jobs. Entry-level jobs for college graduates include assistant 
product manager, sales representative, assistant store manager, 
research trainee, retail management trainee, customer service 
representative, assistant media buyer, assistant merchandiser, 
promotion and public relations assistant, and marketing 
trainee. 

To understand the essential element that links all businesses 
with their customers. All people have needs. All companies 
want to satisfy those needs. Marketers are customer-driven 
business persons. 

To help generate company profits while holding a fast-paced, 
visible, dynamic, desirable and well-paid position. All business 
planning starts and ends with marketing. 

DISTINCTFVE FEATURES 

• Student Chapter of American Marketing Association 

• The James Dunbar Jr. Endowment Memorial Scholarship 

• Outstanding Marketing Graduate Award 

• Marketing internships with prestigious organizations 

• Electronic Business Association Student Organization 



MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 
MARKETING CONCENTRATION 

Students in the Marketing Concentration complete the major in 
Business Administration and 21 credits in Marketing. 

The Business Administration requirements include 21 credits 
in lower-level core prerequisites and 33 credits in upper-level 
Business core requirements, as listed below. All major require- 
ments must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher. See the Suggested Course Sequence for Business 
Administration Majors. 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum 
of 120 earned credit hours, which must include successful com- 
pletion of the General Education (GenEd) requirements, the 
Business Administration major requirements listed above, and 
non-CBE electives. The non-CBE electives may include the cred- 
its required for a minor or specialization program, or in a for- 
eign language for the B.A. degree. See the complete Degree 
Requirements in the University Curriculum section in this catalog. 

Fifty percent of the 120 credits required for graduation, 60 
credit hours, must be taken outside the College of Business and 
Economics (CBE). Up to 9 credits in Economics and 6 credits in 
Statistics may be counted as "outside CBE." All GenEd require- 
ments including Information and Technologv for Business 
(COSC 111/112), statistics (MATH23 1/233 or ECON 205), 
and either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics are counted as 
''outside CBE." The remaining credits must be taken in any 
non-CBE discipline. CBE includes Accounting (ACCT), 
Business Excellence (BUSX), Electronic Business (EBUS), 
Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), Financial Planning (FPLN), 
Legal Studies (LEGE), Marketing (MKTG) and Management 
(MNGT). 

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business 
administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building 
an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level 
courses. This foundation includes both lower-level BUAD core 
prerequisites and most of the General Education (GenEd) 
requirements. Students who enroll in CBE courses without hav- 
ing fulfilled the prerequisites risk losing their place in those 
courses. 

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress 
toward graduation. Students should consult with their assigned 
advisers to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper 
sequence to meet the student's target completion date for the 
degree. 

Requirements for Admission to the Business 
Administration Major 

Students must be eligible for admission to the Business 
Administration major to enroll in upper-level core and concen- 
tration/track courses. To be eligible, students must complete 
the seven specific lower-level core prerequisite courses with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a minimum average 
(QPA) of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level Core prerequisites. 
(See admission requirements in the Business Administration 
major section of this catalog.) 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Accountmg Principles II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment oi Business (3) 

COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technologv for Business 

(or COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macrocconomic Principles (or ECON 204) (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 



MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 



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upper-Level Business Core Requirements (33 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 3 1 1 Principles of e-Business ( 3 ) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economcs II (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (or MKTG 342) (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 375 International Business; Theor>' and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Marketing Concentration (21 credits) 

EBUS 411 e-Business Marketing (3) 

MKTG 425 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 

MKTG 441 Marketing Research and Forecasting (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MKTG 485 Strategic Marketing (3) 

Tu'o MKTG electives selected from: 

MKTG 345 Advertising Management (3) 

MKTG 347 Services Marketing (3) 

MKTG 349 Product Development and Planning (3) 

MKTG 351 Sales Management (3) 

MKTG 355 Retail Management (3) 

MKTG 357 Marketing Channels (3) 

MKTG 361 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 

MKTG 371 Principles of Transportation (3) 

MKTG 442 Marketing Seminar (3) 

MKTG 470-479 Special Topics in Marketing (3) 

MKTG 497 Marketing Internship (1-3) 

NOTE: Only 3 credits of the MKTG 497 course can be applied to the 

Marketing Concentration requirement. 

MASS COMMUNICATION INTERDISCIPLINARY 
SPECL\LIZATION 

The Mass Communication Interdisciplinary Specialization requires 
completion of the Business Administration (Marketing) major and 
15 credits as listed below. Students must earn a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher in each required course below. Students completing 
this specialization will receive a departmental certificate. Students 
need to apply for the certificate in the office of the Department of 
Mass Communications and Communications Studies with docu- 
mentation of eligibility at least 90 days before graduation. 

Mass Communication Advertising Specialization 

MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 
MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 
MCOM 325 Advertising Copywriting (3) 
MCOM 440 Advertising Media Sales (3) 
MCOM 447 Advertising Campaigns (3) 

Mass Communication Public Relations Specialization 

MCOM 101 Introduction to .Mass Communication (3) 
MCOM 253 Principles of Public Relations (3) 
MCOM 357 Public Relations Writing (3) 
COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

or 
MCOM 451 Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 
MCOM 453 Public Relations Campaigns (3) 

WHY STUDY ELECTRONIC BUSINESS? 

The e-Business Program is designed for individuals who aspire 
to work in technologically oriented companies and/or assist 
small businesses and developing companies to keep up with 
changes in the business world. Students will be able to develop, 
host and maintain online businesses in terms of applications of 
both Web-based and business strategies. 



MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS 

All major requirements must be completed with a grade equiv- 
alent of 2.00 or higher. The program consists of 21 credits in 
lower-level core prerequisites, 27 credits of upper-level Business 
core requirements, and 24 credits of e-Business courses. 

Screening 

There is a two-tiered screening process required for admission 
to the e-Business major. Prior to admission, students must com- 
plete the seven (7) lower-level CBE core courses with a mini- 
mum 2.70 cumulative GPA. They must also earn a 3.00 or bet- 
ter in the following courses: COSClll Information & 
Technology for Business, MNGT337 Information Technology, 
and EBUS311 Principles of e-Business. 

Admission Requirements 

Candidates for the e-Business major must satisfv' the following 
requirements: 

1. Formally admitted to TO as a degree candidate. 

2. Minimum cumulative quality point average (QPA) of 2.00 or 
higher for all course work. 

3. Completion of most of the lower-level General Education 
requirements (GenEds). 

4. Grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each lower-level BUAD 
core prerequisites. 

5. Minimimi average (QPA) of 2.70 for ALL seven lower-level 
BUAD core prerequisites. 

6. Completion of Information and Technology for Business 
(COSC 111/112), Information Technology MNGT 337), and 
Principles of e-Business (EBUS 311) with a minimum QPA of 
3.00 (grade of B) or higher. 

The minimum quality point average (QPA) will be reviewed 
each semester and may be adjusted as space availability dictates. 
Candidates for the major must fulfill the requirements in effect 
at the time of application. 

Lower-Level Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I (or ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (or ACCT 2 12) (3) 
COSC 111 Information and Technology for Business 

(or COSC 112) (3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON 204) (3) 
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Degree candidates intending to major in Electronic Business are 
designated as "pre-e-Business " (PEBU) until admitted into the 
EBUS major. Students are encouraged to meet each semester 
with their assigned faculty adviser to evaluate their progress in 
completing the requirements for admission to major and the 
degree. 

Application Procedure 

Students who will meet the admission requirements at the end 
of the semester must complete an Application for Admission to 
the EBUS Major and a Change of Major Declaration Form 
before registering for upper-level "majors onlv" CBE courses 
(BUSX, EBUS, ECON, FIN, MKTG, and MNGT). The forms 
are available in the Department of Marketing and e-Business, 
Stephens Hall, room 121 or CBE Student Center, Stephens 
Hall, room 112. 

Upper-Level Core Requirements (27 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Principles of e-Business (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 



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MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) (or MKTG 342) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations Management (3) 

MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3) 

Required e-Business Courses (24 credits) 

EBUS 367 Internet Technology (3) (offered only in fall) 

EBUS 41 1 e-Business Marketing (3) (offered m fall and spring) 

EBUS 421 Financial Aspects of e-Business (3) (offered only in fall) 

EBUS 431 Advanced e-Business (3) (offered only in spring) 

EBUS 469 Current Developments in e-Business (3) 

Three courses selected from: 

ART 317 Graphic Design (3) 

CIS 475 Analysis and Design for Websites (3) 

cose 311 Digital Technologies in Society (3) 

cose 484 Web-based Programmmg (3) ' 

EBUS 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet (3) 

EBUS 470 Special Topics in e-Business (3) 

MKTG 345 Advertising Management (3) 

MKTG 441 Marketing Research and Forecasting (3) 

MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 

MKTG 485 Strategic Marketing (3) 

MNGT 419 Supply Chain Management (3) 

MNGT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS AND 
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

The Electronic Business major with a second major in Computer 
Information Systems requires a minimum of 133 credits to be 
earned with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The program 
consists of 21 credits of lower-level core prerequisites, 6 or 7 cred- 
its of required mathematics, 24 credits of upper-level BUAD core 
requirements, 12 credits of e-Business courses, and 32 credits of 
computer information systems requirements as well as the General 
Education requirements. 

Admission to the Double Major in Electronic Business and 
Computer Information Systems 

Students are admitted to the double major in Electronic Business 
and Computer Information Systems on a competitive basis after 
first being admitted to the university. Admission to the university 
does not guarantee admission to the major. Each semester, the 
Department of Marketing and e-Business considers applications for 
admission to the major in the following semester. In order to be 
admitted to the major, students must satisfy specific screening 
requirements and complete an application form for admission. 
Degree candidates intending to pursue the double major in 
Electronic Business and Computer Information Systems are desig- 
nated as "pre-e-Business" (PEBU) until admitted into the major. 
Students are encouraged to meet each semester with their assigned 
faculty adviser to evaluate their progress in completing the require- 
ments for admission to the EBUS major and the degree. 

Admission Requirements 

Candidates for the double major in e-Business and Computer 
Information Systems must satisfy the requirements for the e- 
Business major. 

Application Procedure 

If you meet the admission requirements by the end of the semester, 
you must complete an "Application for Admission to the Double 
Major in Electronic Business and Computer Information Systems" 
and a change of major declaration form before registering for 
upper-level "majors only" CBE courses (BUSX, EBUS, ECOM, 
ECON, FIN, MKTG, and MNGT). 



The forms are available in the Department of Marketing and e- 
Business, Stephens Hall, room 121, or the CBE Student Center, 
Stephens Hall, room 1 12. 

Lower Level BUAD Core Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT 201 Principles of .'\ccounting I lor ACCT 211) (3) 

ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II (or ACCT 212) (3) 
cose 111 Information and Technology for Business (or COSC 112) 

(3) 
ECON 201 Microeconomics (or ECON 203) (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics (or ECON 204) (3) 
LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (or MATH 233) (3) 

Required Mathematics Courses (6-7 credits) 
MATH 211 Calculus for .Applications (3) 

or 
MATH 273 Calculus I (4) 
MATH 263 Discrete Math (3) 

Computer Information Systems Requirements (32 credits) 

CIS 21 1 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology (3) 

COSC 236 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 
COSC 237 Introduction to Computer Science II (4) 
CIS 239 Computer Systems Architecture (3) 

CIS 334 Data Organization (3) 

or 
CIS 335 Advanced Business Programming (3) 

COSC 350 Data Communications and Networking (3) 
CIS 379 Systems Analysis and Design (3) 

EBLIS 3 1 1 Principles of e-Business (3) (as the CIS Projects-Based 

course) 
CIS 458 Organizational Database Management (3) 

CIS 479 Software Project Management (3) 

or 
MNGT 443 Project .Management (3) 

Upper-Level BUAD Core Requirements (24 credits) 

BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)* 

'Note: CenEd l.D. writing course is taken prior to or concurrent with 

BUSX 301 

e-Business Requirements (12 credits) 

EBUS 367 Internet Technology (3) 

EBUS 411 e-Business Marketing (3) 

EBUS 421 Financial .Aspects of e-Business (3) 

EBUS 431 Advanced e-Business (3) 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of .Vlarketing (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MNGT 365 Principles of Operations .Management (3) 

.MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (31 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC BUSINESS AND 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MARKETING) 

The Electronic Business major with a second major in Business 
Administration (Marketing) requires a minimum of 125 credits to 
be earned with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The program 
consists of 21 credits of lower-level prerequisites, 53 credits of 
upper-level BUAD core requirements, 15 credits of Marketing 
courses, 15 credits of e-Business courses, and 6 credits of elective 
courses from a specified list as well as the General Education 
requirements. 



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Requirements for Admission to the Double Major in 
Electronic Business and Business Administration 
(Marketing) 

Students are admined to the double major in Electronic Business 
and Business Administration on a competitive basis after first being 
admitted to the university. Admission to the universitv' does not 
guarantee admission to the double major. Each semester, the 
College of Business and Economics (CBE) Admissions Committee 
considers applications for admission to the major in the following 
semester. Degree candidates intending to pursue the double major 
in Electronic Business and Business Administration are designated 
as "pre-e-Business" or "pre-Business Administration" (PBUA) until 
admitted into the majors. Students are encouraged to meet each 
semester with their assigned facultv' adviser to evaluate their 
progress in completing the requirements for admission to the major 
and the degree. 



e-Business Requirements (15 credits) 

EBUS 367 Internet Technolog)- (3) 

EBUS 411 e-Business Marketing (3) 

EBUS 421 Financial Aspects of e-Business (3) 

EBUS 431 Advanced e-Business (3) 

EBUS 469 Current Developments in e-Business (3) 

Two Electives (6 credits) 

ART 317 Graphic Design (3) 

CIS 475 Analysis and Design of Websites (3) 

cose 311 Digital Technologies in Society (3) 

cose 484 Web-based Programming (3) 

EBUS 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet (3) 

EBUS 470 Special Topics m e-Business (3) 

.VIKTG 345 Advertising .Management (3) 

.MNGT 41 9 Supply Chain .Management (3) 

MN'GT 443 Project Management (3) 

MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Society (3) 



Admission Requirements 

Candidates for the double major in e-Business and Business 
Administration (Marketing) must satisfy the requirements for the e- 
Business major. 

Application Procedure 

If you meet the admission requirements at the end of the semester, 
you must complete an "Application for .\dmission to the BUAD 
Major" and a change of major declaration form before registering 
for upper-level "majors onlv" CBE courses (BUSX, EBUS, ECOM, 
ECON, FIN. .\IKTG, and MNGT). The forms are available in the 
CBE Student Center, Stephens Hall, room 112. 

Lower-Level BUAD Core Prerequisite Courses (21 credits) 

ACCT 201/21 1 .Accounting Principles I |3) 

ACCT 202/212 Accountmg Principles II i3) 

COSC 111/112 Information &: Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 201/203 .Microeconomic Prmciples'(3) 

ECON 202/204 .Macroeconomic Principles (3) 

LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

MATH 231/233 Basic Statistics (3) 

or 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) 

Upper-Level BUAD Core Requirements (33 credits) 
BUSX 301 Busmess Cornerstone (3) 

Note: GenEd l.D. Advanced Writing Course is taken prior to or concur- 
rent with BUSX 301 

BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3) 

EBUS 311 Prmciples of e-Business (3) 

ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 34 1 Principles of Marketmg ( 3 ) 

or 

MKTG 342 Department Honors Principles of Marketing (3) 

MNGT 337 Information Technology (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

.MNGT 365 Principles of Operations .Management (3) 

.MNGT 375 International Busmess: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 481 Busmess Strategy and Policy (3) 

Marketing Requirements (15 credits) 
EBUS 411 e-Busmess .Marketing (3) 

.MKTG 425 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 

.MKTG 441 .Marketing Research (3) 

MKTG 445 International .Marketing (3) 

MKTG 485 Strategic .Marketmg (3) 






The College of Education 



Towson University has a distinguished history in the preparation of classroom teach- 
ers and education specialists. As the first teacher-training institution in Maryland, Towson 
University has been preparing men and women for teaching careers for over 137 years. 
Programs of study within the College of Education lead to the baccalaureate degree in edu- 
cation with certification in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special 
Education. In addition, the college offers programs that lead to certification in Secondary 
Education and K-I2 education for those students enrolled in other colleges of the university. 
Programs of study within the college are constantly assessed and reorganized in order to 
provide students with three essentials for professional success: 1} a challenging general 
education in a variety of disciplines; 2) in-depth content knowledge in the field of teaching 
specialization; 3) and a professional education based upon current research and models of 
best practice. 

The teaching faculty in the College of Education is dedicated to providing a back- 
ground in research on learning and methods of instruction which prepares teachers and 
education specialists as facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive communi- 
ties of learners in environments that are technologically advanced. To promote this goal, 
faculty members are committed to active participation in the academic community as teach- 
ers, scholars and advisers. They use methods of instruction which emphasize active student 
learning through the integration of content knowledge with the study and practice of effec- 
tive pedagogy. 

Raymond P. Lorion, Dean 

Thomas Proffitt, Associate Dean 
Roxana DellaVecchia, Assistant Dean 



Early Childhood Education 

Elementary Education 

Instructional Technology 

Integrated Elementary Education - Special 

Education 
K-12 Teacher Education (Art, Dance, Health 

Education, Physical Education, Music) 
Reading 

School Library/Media 
Secondary Education 
Special Education 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 301, 410-704-2570 

Fax:410-704-2733 

www.towson.edu/coe 



The College of Education 



CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION 

The College of Education offers programs of study leading to the 
baccalaureate degree in education with certification to teach early 
childhood, elementary, and special education. In addition, the col- 
lege offers programs that lead to teacher certification in secondary 
education and K-12 education. 

Teacher Education programs are approved by the National 
Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the 
Maryland State Department of Education, which use state and 
nationally recognized standards. Completion of an approved pro- 
gram qualifies graduates for certification in all states that are mem- 
bers of the Interstate Reciprocity Contract. Applicants for 
Maryland teaching certificates are required to achieve qualifying 
scores on the Praxis I and II examinations, as determined by the 
Maryland State Board of Education. 

TITLE II — HIGHER EDUCATION ACT 
Required Program Information Report 

1. Students 

Total number of students enrolled in 2002-2003 — 2,521 

2. Teacher Candidates 

Total number of student teachers in 2002-2003 — 483 

3. Faculty Supervising Interns 

Appointed full-time faculty in professional education — 47 
Appointed part-time faculty in professional education, but full- 
time in the institution — 34 
Appointed part-time in professional education — 21 

4. Ratio of Interns to Faculty Supervisors 

Number of student teachers per faculty supervisor — 4.7 

5. Length of Internship 

7.5 hours per day; 5 days per week; 20 weeks 
760 total hours of supervised internship 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of teacher education at Towson University is to 
inspire, educate and prepare educators as facilitators of active 
learning for diverse and inclusive populations in environments that 
are technologically advanced. In this process, faculty members 
assume the responsibility for designing, developing, implementing 
and assessing academic programs for: 

1. entering College of Education freshmen 

2. community college transfer students 

3. post-baccalaureate degree students seeking certification (MAT; 
approved programs) 

4. master's degree students 

5. post-master's degree students seeking continuous professional 
development 

VISION STATEMENT 

The vision of teacher education at Towson University is to build 
upon its rich heritage and excellent reputation and to position itself 
to maintain a leadership role in academic program planning and 
public policy formulation. By maintaining this leadership role, 
teacher education can ensure that active learning occurs in diverse 
and inclusive educational environments where contemporary infor- 
mation resources are available. Thus, teacher education, in collab- 
oration with other public/private agencies, can assist in the readi- 
ness of all learners to succeed in a rapidly changing, diverse and 
highly technical world. In order to achieve this vision. Teacher 
Education programs at Towson University are committed to: 

1. ensuring the mastery of appropriate content in general studies 
in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in the specific aca- 
demic discipline 

2. reflecting upon and refining best practices — professional 
knowledge and skills — to develop a repertoire of instructional 
and assessment strategies 

3. preparing students for diverse and inclusive communities of 
learners through systematic exposure to heterogeneous populations 



4. utilizing appropriate technologies which reflect best practices 
in education 

5. helping develop, internalize and display professional con- 
science (a commitment to ethical practice, inquiry, 
knowledge, competence, caring and social justice in a demo- 
cratic society) 

6. developing collaborative partnerships with the public/private 
sector 

7. playing a leadership role in teacher education through schol- 
arly endeavors 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES 

All Teacher Education programs utilize Maryland's Essential 
Dimensions of Teaching or the Interstate New Teacher Assessment 
and Support Consortium Principles as performance-based out- 
comes for teacher candidates. 

ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION 

The College of Education admits students either as freshmen or as 
undergraduate transfer students from accredited, post-secondary 
institutions. During the freshman and sophomore years, students 
are generally engaged in pre-professional courses or courses that 
fulfill General Education requirements. 

Advising and Screening 

Students who plan to enter Teacher Education programs must visit 
the Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 302, 
early in their first semester in order to: 

1. declare their major or concentration 

2. complete a Criminal Background Disclosure Form 

3. be assigned an adviser according to their chosen major 

4. obtain information about the required speech and hearing 
screening 

5. obtain information about the required Praxis I tests 

Admission to Professional Education Programs 

Admission to the professional program requires the following: 

1. completion of a written application for formal admission to 
the program 

2. minimum overall quality point average of 2.50 in Secondary 
Education; minimum overall Quality Point Average of 2.75 in 
Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Special 
Education; (Students in Art Education, Dance Education, 
Health Education, Music Education and Physical Education 
should contact their department chairperson for procedures 
and requirements for admission to these programs.) 

3. completion of speech and hearing screening 

4. completion of English 102/190 or equivalent course with 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher; Secondary Education 
also requires an admission essay 

5. successful completion of Praxis I Academic Skills Assessments; 
qualifying scores must be submitted to the Center for 
Professional Practice for admission to College of Education 
programs. Information on the Praxis tests is available in the 
Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 302. 

6. All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education 
program at Towson University are required to complete a 
Criminal Background Disclosure Form. This form may be 
obtained from the department for K-12 programs or from the 
Center for Professional Practice for College of Education pro- 
grams. The form is to be notarized and sent to Karen Schafer, 
the director of the Center for Professional Practice, to be kept 
on file. Janet Martin of the Center for Professional Practice is 
a notary with posted office hours. 

In addition to the undergraduate program, the College of 
Education offers approved, post-baccalaureate "certification only" 
programs for baccalaureate graduates seeking Maryland state 
certification. "Certification only" students must document a 



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passing score (as determined by the Maryland State Department of 
Education) on Praxis I and attain the required quahty point aver- 
age prior to admission. 

The Teacher Education Executive Board (TEEB) reserves the 
right to refuse, deny or revoke the application for admission to pro- 
fessional education programs or entry into the teaching internship 
(student teaching) of any student whose observed conduct is 
deemed incongruent with established guidelines of student 
demeanor for those planning to enter the teaching profession. 

Admission to the Professional Year of Teaching 

Students apply for student teaching over the Internet 
(http://bacost.towson.edu) through the Center for Professional 
Practice by the mid-semester date of the semester prior to the begin- 
ning of the Professional Year. All Teacher Education students must 
successfully complete the Praxis I tests and a speech and hearing 
screening. All preservice students in Teacher Education programs 
at Towson University whose program of study requires an inten- 
sive/extensive internship or student teaching experience in a public 
or private school setting (pre-K through 12), are required to com- 
plete a criminal background check before beginning this experi- 
ence. The criminal background check must be filed with Karen 
Schafer, the director of the Center for Professional Practice. Forms 
are available in the Center for Professional Practice only. 

Because some of Towson's Teacher Education programs have 
selected additional requirements for admission to the teaching 
internship (student teaching), students should refer to the section of 
this catalog related to their specific majors. 

FIELD EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS 

Each Teacher Education student who has reached the appropriate 
level of competency will have a series of progressively responsible 
field experiences. Towson University is implementing a network of 
Professional Development Schools to provide all students with an 
intensive and extensive internship, including on-site course work 
integrated with pre-student teaching and student teaching experi- 
ences. 

Differentiated student teaching (an additional and/or special 
teaching experience) may be taken by students with the permission 
of their adviser. 

Students enrolled in the teaching internship (student teaching) 
are charged a lab fee. This fee is used for remuneration to mentor 
teachers in schools where field experiences are completed. 

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 



6. tracking Education majors and maintaining Education student 
records 

7. evaluating requests for credit for prior teaching experience 

8. coordinating the Student Teaching Abroad Program 

9. collecting data that analyzes program strengths and needs 

MARYLAND WRITING PROJECT 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 403C, 410-704-3593 
Director: Barbara Bass, 410-704-4573 
Co-director: Linda De La Ysla, 410-704-4094 

The Maryland Writing Project (MWP), a site of the National 
Writing Project, is housed in Towson University's College of 
Education. It is supported by the colleges of Education and Liberal 
Arts. Established in Baltimore in 1981, the MWP is a teacher-driv- 
en professional development organization for teachers across the 
content areas in grades pre-K through university. Its mission is to 
identify, train and support excellent teachers so that they can share 
with others their knowledge and experience in teaching writing 
and in using writing as a learning tool. Teachers participate in an 
invitational Summer Institute to become Teacher-Consultants. 
They research, develop and share best writing practices in order to 
effect change in their classrooms, schools and school systems. 

The MWP offers both undergraduate and graduate courses. 
Maryland Writing Project Teacher-Consultants serve as instructors 
for EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers. 
They also teach SCED 399 Differentiated Student Teaching, which 
is offered during the summer in conjunction with a camp for young 
writers called the Student Writers' Workshop. At the graduate level, 
MWP-trained Teacher-Consultants teach SCED 605, the 6-credit 
Summer Teacher Institute; EDUC 734, the Teacher Inquiry 
Institute; EDUC 667 Writing as Thinking; and EDUC 661 
Responding to and Evaluating Writing. They also teach special top- 
ics courses at the graduate level throughout the year. 

Finally, the MWP offers Maryland State Department of 
Education-approved, in-service professional development work- 
shops in school systems across the state. The courses range in 
scope from daylong to yearlong classes. 



OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 302, 410-704-2567 

Director: Karen Schafer 

Assistant Director: Cardan Stewart 

The Center for Professional Practice is a service office working 
jointly with the College of Education at Towson University. The 
major purpose of the center is to assist students and instructors in 
placing students in a variety of field settings for internship experi- 
ences and developing and supporting Professional Development 
Schools. More specific operations include: 

1 . facilitating field experiences — preservice and student teach- 
ing/internship, and Professional Development Schools 

2. counseling students regarding field work 

3. maintaining liaison between schools/agencies and university 
departments 

4. coordinating student advising (orientation, declaration of 
major, assignment of advisers, etc) 

5. providing information to Education majors on Praxis and 
speech and hearing test administrations 



Department of Early Childhood Education K 



Department of 

Early Childhood Education 

Professors: Terry Berkeley {Chair), Barry Frieman 

Associate Professors: Mubina Kirmani, Ocie Watson-Thompson 

Assistant Professors: Edyth Wheeler (Graduate Director), 

Pat Wilson, Nancy Wiltz 
Lecturers: Charles Blume, Joan Ports, Patsy Washington 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 014, 410-704-2572 

Fax: 410-704-2990 

e-mail: lcaldwell@towson.edu 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Teacher Education Unit is to inspire, educate 
and prepare facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive 
communities of learners in environments that are technologically 
advanced. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Early Childhood Education offers the following 
programs of study: the major in Early Childhood Education, the 
major in Elementary Education with eligibility for Early Childhood 
Education certification, a Post-Baccalaureate Certification-Only 
Option, the Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood 
Education, and the Master of Education in Early Childhood 
Education. For more information about the graduate program, 
consult the Graduate Catalog. 

The Towson University Department of Early Childhood 
Education faculty prepares teachers to act as advocates for young 
children and their families, and to create and facilitate develop- 
mentally appropriate environments for them. The guiding princi- 
ples that follow are the philosophical and practical basis for 
departmental programs. 

Students entering the Early Childhood Education program are 
made aware of the sophisticated and demanding work that teach- 
ers of young children perform, and they are screened accordingly 
for admission into the program. Developing teachers are enabled 
to recognize teaching as one of the highest and most dynamic pro- 
fessional callings to which one can aspire. Faculty members facili- 
tate the developing teacher's respect for, pride in, and commitment 
to the teaching profession. Faculty members motivate and inspire 
developing teachers in the most positive of ways, to have a sense of 
their ability to exert positive power in learning scenarios as well as 
exerting a firm sense of professional self-direction and decision- 
making skills. Faculty members assist developing teachers to 
become reflective and ever-growing practitioners. From the outset, 
developing teachers are taught and provided models that only the 
very best is good enough for young children and their families. 

Faculty members work to awaken and support the developing 
teacher's ability to value and approach children from broad intel- 
lectual, academic and social foundations. Developing teachers are 
prepared to rely upon those foundations in order to support the 
development of relevant and challenging curricula and to learn to 
respond to young children's immediate and long-term needs. 

Content-appropriate and developmentally appropriate pedagogy 
facilitates integrated learning experiences and environments for 
young children. The faculty understands how young children devel- 
op and learn, thus, they facilitate in developing teachers content- 
appropriate pedagogy. The faculty also provides a wealth of expe- 
riences, strategies, creativity and resources to enable developing 
teachers to draw in and inspire young children in content areas. 



The Early Childhood Education faculty members help developing 
teachers understand how their personal and professional philoso- 
phies prompt them to facilitate the development of the "whole 
child." Integrated knowledge about child development is crucial to 
understanding children's play, learning and socialization. Faculty 
members make it apparent to developing teachers that assessing 
and responding to children's individual differences and develop- 
mental needs requires resourcefulness, responsibility and respon- 
siveness. Developing teachers are encouraged to respond to the 
individual child while recognizing that their responses occur incre- 
mentally within the context of meeting the needs of a total group 
or class. 

Faculty members in Early Childhood Education are committed 
to enabling developing teachers to meet the diverse learning needs 
of all young children, particularly in terms of their creative and aes- 
thetic development, their learning modalities or styles (visual, audi- 
tory, kinesthetic and tactile), and their myriad intelligences (spatial, 
musical, mathematical, linguistic, kinesthetic and personal). 
Moreover, the faculty encourages students to become teachers who 
value the significance of human diversity and the richness, beauty 
and power that human diversity offers to classrooms and other 
places where learning takes place. Faculty and developing teachers, 
therefore, are committed to designing diversity-rich environments 
that encourage respect for the individuality of teachers and young 
children. Additionally, faculty members promote respect for fami- 
lies and the importance of family in the lives of children. All of this 
serves as the ethical foundation of practice, providing a basis for 
developing teachers to move toward high ideals in their work with 
young children and their families. 

Major in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Certification 

In cooperation with Elementary Education, students can select 
courses that will enable them to become certified in Early 
Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Graduates of this 
program are eligible to teach children from birth through age 13. 
Interested students should contact the chairs of both departments 
to plan their program. 

Post-baccalaureate Certification-Only Option 
For bachelor's degree holders in disciplines related to children and 
families as well as other fields of study, the Department of Early 
Childhood Education offers a post-baccalaureate program leading 
to Maryland certification in Early Childhood Education (birth-8). 
Prospective students interested in this option need to contact the 
department chairperson to set up an appointment to have their 
transcript(s) analyzed and a program of study developed based 
upon state certification and departmental requirements. The 
department will send to prospective students an application and 
packet of information and forms regarding post-baccalaureate 
study. Entry into and completion of this program includes a mini- 
mum grade point average of 2.60 in previous academic work and 
passing the Praxis I and Praxis II examinations and attaining 
Maryland required scores. [Note: This is a non-degree program.] 

Alternate Early Childhood Education Program 

As a service to teachers who wish to pursue a degree in Early 
Childhood Education while they are on their teaching assignments 
and to other workers in programs for young children, the universi- 
ty offers an alternate program during evenings and summers for the 
preparation of nursery school, kindergarten, day care center and 
primary teachers which will enable them to major in Early 
Childhood Education. There is a requirement to student teach and 
to participate in the student teaching seminar during daytime 
hours. See the department chairperson for information. 



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Special Education Certification 

Courses leading to Maryland State Department of Education certi- 
fication in Special Education are available through the Department 
of Reading, Special Education and Instructional Technology. State 
certification is generic but age specific and requires 39 credits, 
many of which are required for Early Childhood Education majors. 

School Library Media 

Coordinator: Cellestine Cheeks 
Hawkins Hall 204A, 410-704-2135 

Early Childhood Education students may acquire an additional 
state certification endorsement for school librarian or media center 
positions (Educational Media Associate, Level I). Interested stu- 
dents should contact the Department of Reading, Special Education 
and Instructional Technology, or the coordinator. 

MAJOR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

To meet university, college and Maryland State Department of 
Education certification requirements in general education and pro- 
fessional education courses, students must complete a 128-hour 
program for graduation. Students must have a grade equivalent 
average of 3.00 or higher in all courses in the major; this includes 
interdisciplinary courses taken during the final four semesters of 
the program. Students must maintain an overall grade point equiv- 
alent average of 2.75 or higher in all courses from all institutions 
of higher education in which the student has been enrolled. 

All students, beginning with their enrollment in ECED 103, 
Introduction to Early Childhood Education, will be responsible for 
compiling and refining a Professional Portfolio. Student portfolios 
will be assessed and evaluated throughout the program. 

Early Childhood Education majors need to confer with an advis- 
er from the department each semester to ensure that their planned 
program of study meets college, university and state requirements. 
This is particularly important if students are pursuing minors or if 
they are planning for additional certifications. Students also need 
to check with their departmental adviser prior to taking a course on 
a Pass grading option as courses in the major and courses required 
for certification cannot be taken using the Pass/Fail grading option. 

Early Childhood Education Screening Criteria 

Early Childhood Education is a screened major. Students apply for 
the major during their fifth (5th) semester to begin in their sixth 
(6th) semester. Students must complete 65 credit hours of courses 
in the program, have a cumulative 2.75 Grade Point Average and 
3.00 Grade Point Average in professional courses from the time 
they enter the program until the time of graduation. The number 
of students admitted into the program each semester is determined 
by the number of seats available. Typically there are 40 seats open 
per semester for students meeting all requirements to enter the 
major. 

The following requirements must be met for entry into the 
major: 

1. completion of 65 or more credits including ECED 103, ECED 
201, ENGL102/190, MATH 204, MATH 205, MATH 251, and 
SPED 301 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

2. achievement of a cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 
2.75; this includes all grades earned in transfer courses and 
grades earned at Towson University. (A failed course that has 
been repeated satisfactorily at another institution will be elimi- 
nated only from the computation for admission into the Early 
Childhood Education program. Courses taken at Towson 
University and repeated at another college or university do not 
apply to Towson's repeated course policy. See "Transferring 
Work to Towson" under the Academic Regulations section of 
this catalog.) 

3. completion of the Speech and Hearing screening. This screening 
is offered free at the beginning of each semester for two days 



only. Call the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in Van Bokkelen 
Hall or the Department of Early Childhood Education for dates. 

4. a score at or above the level established in March 1999 by the 
Maryland State Board of Education on the Praxis I - Academic 
Skills Assessments Examination: Pre-Professional Skills Tests 
(written and computer versions) (PPST) - Math: 177; Reading: 
177, Writing: 173. A composite score is now being accepted by 
the Maryland State Board of Education for any student who did 
not pass the Praxis I. For more information on the passing com- 
posite scores contact the Department of Early Childhood 
Education. 

5. application, including official transcripts from all post-high- 
school institutions, submitted to the Center for Professional 
Practice by the announced closing date sent to eligible students 
each semester (Note: Students are required to submit a "Blue 
Card" to the department office, Hawkins Hall, room 014, and 
to update the information on the card each semester. The Blue 
Card is completed with the assistance of the student's adviser.) 

6. meet with the student's Early Childhood Education adviser 
during the current semester and provide an updated Checklist of 
Degree Requirements including the courses being taken in the 
current semester. 

ECED Student Teaching Internship Criteria 

Admission into the Student Teaching Internship requires a cumu- 
lative QPA of 2.75 or higher and a 3.00 or higher in the major. 

All students in Teacher Education programs at Towson 
University are required to undergo a Criminal Background Check 
before entering the Student Teaching Internship. The Criminal 
Background Check shall be filed with the director of the Center for 
Professional Practice, where it is kept on file. 

All students need to complete two of the Praxis Il-Subject 
Assessments/Specialty Area Tests. The tests are Early Childhood 
Education #10020 and Education of the Young Child #10021. 
Both tests are required for Early Childhood Education students 
under "No Child Left Behind" to become certified and highly qual- 
ified in Maryland. Test #10021 Education of the Young Child has 
not yet been approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. 
Until the test is approved, the Maryland State Board of Education 
will accept the test #10014 Elementary Education: Content 
Knowledge. Praxis II tests must be taken no later than during the 
student teaching internship if students expect to attain certification 
upon graduation. The tests are offered in written form only and 
must be taken on two different test dates. Check with the 
Department of Early Childhood Education for updated informa- 
tion and passing scores for each test. 

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL 
COURSES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND 
SUGGESTED SCHEDULE FOR MAJORS 

(128 credits) 

Semester 1(16 credits) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (.?) (II.C.2) 

GenEd (I.E) Elective (3) Creativity and Creative Development 

fMATH 204 Mathematical Concepts and Structures 1 (4) 

ENGL 102/190 Writing for a Liberal Education/Honors Writing Seminar 

(3) (I.A) 
ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) (l.B) 

f Students who have earned a score of i or higher on the High School 
Advanced Placement Calculus Exam (AB or BC) are exempt from MATH 204. 

Semester 2 (16 credits) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 

(II.C:.l) 
BIOL 1 10 Contemporary General Biology (4) (ILA.l) 

ECED 103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3) 



Department of Early Childhood Education 



ENGL 233 Suirey of African-,\merican Literature (3) (ILC.3) 

or 
ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

(ILC.3) 

or 
ENGL 235 Ethnic-American Literature (3) (ILCJ) 

Semester 3(17 credits) 

HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Centur)' (3) 

(II.B.l) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the United States since the Mid- 19th Century 

(3) (II.B.l) 
tfMATH 205 .Mathematical Concepts and Structures II (4) (l.C) 
ECED 201 Inter\ention and the Young Child (3) 

ENGL XXX English elective (3) 
PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) (II.A.l) 

ff Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High School 
Advanced Placement Statistics Exam are exempt from MATH 205. 



Semester 4 
HLTH 101 
iVLATH 251 
KNES281 

SPED 301 
GenEd (H.B. 



GenEd (II.D 



(17 credits) 

Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) (U.B.3) 

Elements of Geometry (4) 

Physical Education for Elementary Education 

Students 1(1) 

Introduction to Special Education: K-12 (3) 
2) Elective (3) American Experience: Social and Behavioral 

Sciences (PSYC 203 or PSYC 204 cannot be taken for this 

requirement) 
) Elective (3) Global Awareness: Non-Western Cultures, 

Traditions and Issues (GEOG 102 or GEOG lOS only) 



Semester 5 (16 credits) 

ECED 315 Infant Intervention (3) 

ECED 321 Foundations of Reading and Language Ans (3) 

ECED 407 Interactive Technoiogj- and the Young Child (3) 
ECED 422 Writing Techniques for Teachers in Early Childhood 

Education |3) (I.D) 

Science Elective (4)' 
^Biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math, physical science or 
physics elective 

Semester 6 (15 credits) 

ECED 341 Preprimary Curriculum (4) 

ECED 360 Early Literacy: Best Practices and Materials (3) 

ARED 373 .An for Early Childhood Education (2) 

KNTS 324 Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School (2) 

.MLTlD 304 .Methods of Teaching Music in Early Childhood 

Education (2) 
SCIE 371 Teaching Science in Early Education (2) 



As part of the three-semester professional program in Early 
Childhood Education, students enrolled in either Primary or the 
Student Teaching Internship for the fall semester will begin their 
work in August on the same date that teachers start the new school 
year. This date varies by school system, and candidates must plan 
appropriately to fulfill their program requirements. 

STUDENT TEACHING SEMESTER 

A maximum of 18 credits may be taken during the student teach- 
ing internship semester. 

TRANSFER STUDENT POLICIES 

A minimum of 30 credits in the major must be completed at TU. 
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education, is transferable from 
certain institutions only. Students should contact their adviser for 
more information. Students are required to take the final 30 credit 
hours in residence at Towson University. An application process is 
required to apply to this major, in addition to acceptance to 
Towson University. (September for spring registration; February for 
fall registration). 

OUTCOMES 

Students are required to compile and present a Professional 
Portfolio in order to graduate. The Early Childhood Teacher 
Education Program utilizes the Interstate New Teachers 
Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, 
Maryland's Essential Dimensions of Teaching (EDoTs), and the 
Standards of the National Association on the Education of Young 
Children as the performance-based outcomes for all teacher can- 
didates and the foundation framework for the Portfolio. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING — EARLY 
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 

Director: Ed\th Wheeler 
E-mail: ejwheeler@towson.edu 
Hawkins Hall 107-O, 410-704-2460 

A Master of •\rts in Teaching program is designed to prepare espe- 
cially qualified students for teaching certifications in Pre-kinder- 
garten through grade 3. For more information, see the Graduate 
Catalog. 



Semester 7 (16 credits) 

ECED 342 Primary Curriculum (4) 

ECED 361 Teaching Reading in the Primary Grades 1-3: Best 

Practices and Materials (3) 
ECED 417 Assessment in Early Childhood Education (3) 
ECED 429 Principles and Practices of Reading and Language Arts 

Assessment (3) 
MATH 321 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood Education (3) 

Semester 8 (15 credits) 

ECED 351 Student Teaching Internship: Primary (6) 

ECED 352 Student Teaching Internship: Preprimary (6) 

ECED 421 Problems in Early Childhood Education (3) 



ECED FIELD PLACEMENTS 

Each Teacher Education student who has reached the appropriate 
level of competence will have a series of progressively responsible 
field experiences. Towson University is implementing a network of 
Professional Development Schools to provide all students with an 
intensive and extensive internship, including on-site course work 
and integrated pre-student teaching and student teaching internship 
experiences. 



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Department of 
Elementary Education 

Professors: Bess Altwerger, Karen Robertson 
Associate Professors: Gregory Bryant (Chair), Lynn Cole, 
Roxanna Dellavecchia (Assistant Dean), Linda Emerick 
(Graduate Director), Nechie King, Prisca Martens 
Assistant Professors: Robert Blake, Shelly Huggins, Lijun Jin, 
Nancy Jordan, Morna McDermott, Jane Neapolitan, Kate 
Power, Nancy Shelton 
Visiting Assistant Professor: Pamela Morgan 
Lecturers: Paula Bauer, Donna Copenhaver, James Cowan, 
Donna Culan, Barbara Ann Ellis, Debora Lang, Barbara 
Maestas, Richard Metzgar, Sue Rathbone, Carol Slizys 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall lOOA, 410-704-2176 
Undergraduate Information: 410-704-2565 
Graduate Information: 410-704-4251 
E-mail: sgrey@towson.edu 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Elementary Education offers the following pro- 
grams of study: the major in Elementary Education, the major in 
Elementary Education with eligibility for Early Childhood certifi- 
cation, the Integrated Elementary Education — Special Education 
major, the Elementary Education major with a minor in selected 
disciplines, the Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Master of 
Education in Elementary Education. For more information about 
the master's programs, consult the Graduate Catalog. 

The Elementary Education faculty believes that well-prepared 
elementary school teachers are facilitators of active learning. As 
reflective practitioners, teachers engage students in the learning 
process by utilizing research findings and experience-based strate- 
gies and practices to make sound, educational decisions. These 
decisions should be based upon an articulated education philoso- 
phy, a thorough knowledge of students' strengths and needs, and 
an analysis of various learning environments. The Elementary 
Education program fulfills the goal of preparing such teachers 
through a program based on a broad liberal arts background and 
professional preparation, including a planned sequence of courses 
and field experiences in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

The major in Elementary Education leads to certification to 
teach grades 1 through 5 and middle school (6-8). The program 
provides classroom and laboratory experiences that prepare stu- 
dents for beginning teaching in elementary or middle schools. 
Candidates who desire a middle school placement must have a min- 
imum of 21 credit hours and pass the Praxis II subject matter test 
in the content discipline. 

The Department of Elementary Education has adopted the 
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium 
(INTASC) principles as its performance-based outcomes for its pro- 
grams. Candidates are required to demonstrate mastery of out- 
comes in a summative portfolio. 

Major in Elementary/Early Childhood Education Certification 

In addition to the major in Elementary Education, students can 
select courses that will enable them to become certified in both 
Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Graduates of this pro- 
gram are eligible to teach children from birth through grade 8. 
Interested students should contact the chairs of both departments 
to plan their programs. 

Integrated Elementary Education-Special Education Major 

Elementary Education majors may elect to become certified in both 
Elementary and Special Education by selecting the integrated 



approach. This program, specially designed to integrate both 
majors, prepares students as elementary classroom teachers and 
as special education teachers. 

Elementary Education Major with a Minor 

Elementary Education majors may complete programs with minors 
in other selected disciplines by arrangement with the chair of 
Elementary Education and the chair of the other department. 

Elementary Education Major/Mathematics Minor 

Through a cooperative program between the departments of 
Elementary Education and Mathematics, students can use a middle 
school student teaching experience as a route to elementary certifi- 
cation with a mathematics minor. Interested students should con- 
sult with the chairs of both departments as early in their college 
program as possible. 

DECLARING THE ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION MAJOR 

Students interested in becoming Elementary Education majors must 
first gain admission to Towson University. Admission to the uni- 
versity does not guarantee admission to the Elementary Education 
program. During the first two weeks of the semester, all students 
should report to the Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins 
Hall, room 302, to be assigned to an adviser and to complete the 
following forms: 

• Declaration of Major/Minor 

• Criminal Background Disclosure 

All students enrolled in a Teacher Education program are required 
to undergo a criminal background check before participating in 
any internship placement. 

APPLYING FOR THE PROFESSIONAL 
INTERNSHIPS 

The Elementary Education program is divided into a Pre- 
Professional Program (65 credits) and courses in a sequence of 
Professional Internships (61-62 credits) for a total of 126-127 cred- 
its. Acceptance into the Professional Internships is a competitive 
process and enrollment is limited by course availability and faculty 
resources. To submit an Application for the Professional 
Internships to the Department of Elementary Education, 
Elementary Education majors must meet the criteria listed below. 

Native Towson University students: 

• Complete a minimum of 58 credits of the Pre-Professional 
Program with a minimum 2.75 Quality Point Average at 
Towson University. 

• Pass the Praxis I test. 

• Take a Speech and Hearing Screening (any time prior to applying). 

• Attend a mandatory orientation meeting (dates, times, locations 
posted outside of Hawkins Hall 100). 

Transfer students with a Maryland-approved Associate of Arts in 
Teaching (AAT) degree: 

• Complete a minimum of 58 credits of the Pre-Professional 
Program with a minimum 2.75 Quality Point Average at 
Towson University. 

• Pass the Praxis I test. 

• Take a Speech and Hearing Screening (within the first two 
weeks of Level I Internship). 

• Attend a mandatory orientation meeting on the Towson 
University campus (dates, times and location on campus are 
listed in the Application for the Professional Internships available 
through the community college teacher education coordinator). 

AAT degree candidates must submit an Application for the 
Professional Internships in the semester prior to their anticipated 
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Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree: 

• Complete a minimum of 58 credits of the Pre-Professional 
Program with equivalent courses, and a minimum 2.75 trans- 
fer Grade Point Average. 

• Pass the Praxis I test. 

• Take a Speech and Hearing Screening (within the first two 
weeks of Level I Internship). 

AA degree students may submit an Application for the 
Professional Internships during their first semester of enrollment. 

Elementary Education majors must have a minimum 2.75 quality 
point average to apply for the Professional Internships. However, 
applicants may be ranked according to cumulative QPA if the num- 
ber of applicants exceeds course availability. Therefore, the QPA 
necessary for admission may exceed the minimum 2.75. 
Elementary Education majors must maintain a minimum 3.00 QPA 
to remain enrolled in the Professional Internships and must earn a 
2.00 or C grade in all courses in the Professional Internships. 

Students must submit their Application for the Professional 
Internships to the Department of Elementary Education, Hawkins 
Hall, room lOOA, by the deadline established by the department. 
Transfer students who are pursuing an Associate of Arts in 
Teaching degree from a Maryland community college should 
obtain the Application for the Professional Internships from their 
community college teacher education coordinator and must attend 
a mandatory orientation meeting on the Towson University cam- 
pus. Dates, times and locations of the orientation meetings are listed 
in the Application for the Professional Internships. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION MAJORS 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (65 credits) 

English (6 credits) 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) (LA) 

ENGL XXX English Literature elective (3) 

Social Studies (9 credits) 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) (II.D) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (II.D) 
HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-1 9th Century (3) (II.B.l) 

or 
HIST 146 Histor\- of the U.S. Since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

(II.B.l) 

plus 
One ANTH, ECON, POSC, or SOCI course selected from GenEd 
category II. B. 2 

Sciences (8 credits) 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) (II.A.l)'^ 

PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) (II.A.l) *' 

'^prerequisite for BIOL 303 Life Science in Level II Professional 

Internships 

'^ '^prerequisite for PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science in Level II 

Professional Internships 

Mathematics (12 credits) 

MATH 204 Mathematics Concepts and Structures I (4) (I.C)t 

MATH 205 Mathematics Concepts and Structures II (4) (I.C)tt 

MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) (I.C) 

f Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High 

School Advanced Placement Chemistry Exam (AB or BC) are 

exempt from MATH 204. 

f f Students who have earned a score of 3 or higher on the High 

School Advanced Placement Statistics Exam are exempt from 

MATH 205. 



Creative and Cultural Arts (6 credits) 

One ART, DANC, or THEA course selected from GenEd category l.E (3) 
and 

One ARTH, DANC, or ENGL literature course selected from GenEd cate- 
gory II.C.l (3) 

Education Related Courses (24 credits) 

ISTC201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) (LB) 

ELED 201 School and American Society (3) (II.B.3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (II.C.2) 

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society' (3) (1I.C.3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

ECED 201 Intervention and the Young Child (3) 

ELED 322 Foundations in Reading and other Language Arts (3) 

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIPS (61-62 credits) 
Level I Internship (14-15 credits) 

EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers (3) (I.D) 
ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
ELED 363 Language and Literacy Internship (3) 

EDUC 417 Children's Literature and other Materials for Teaching 

Reading and Language Arts (3) 
plus one of the following: 
ARED 371 Art and the Child (3) 

KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School (2) 

MUED 305 Methods of Teaching Music in Elementary 

School (2) 

Level n Internship (17 credits) 

ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

BIOL 303 Life Sciences (3) 

PHSC 303 Earth/Space Science (3) 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary- School (3) 

MATH 324 Supervised Observation and Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 
SCIE 376 Teaching Science in Elementary School (3) 

Professional Development School Year-Long Internship 
Levels UI and IV 

Elementary Education majors (Interns) follow the school system 
calendar for the PDS in which they are assigned. In Level III or 
Level rV (as appropriate). Interns begin in August when teachers 
start the school year; and observe the school system spring break 
instead of the Towson University spring break. 

Level III Internship (15 credits) 

ELED 311 Child and the Elementary School Curriculum and 

Assessment (3) 
ELED 312 Professional Development School Internship I (3) 

ELED 365 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3) 

ELED 429 Principles and Practices of Assessment in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
SPED 401 Curriculum and Methods of Inclusion (3) 

Level FV Internship (15 credits) 

ELED 468 Professional Development School Internship II (12) 

ELED 469 Professional Development School Internship II Seminar (3) 



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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTEGRATED 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - SPECIAL 
EDUCATION MAJORS 

Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence. 
ENGL 102 (3) 
English Elective (3) 

(Literature course recommended) 
HIST 145 or 146 (3) 
History Elective (3) 

(Non-Western course recommended) 
SOCI 101 (3) 
MATH 204 (4) 
MATH 205 (4) 
MATH 251 (4) 
BIOL 110 (4) 
PHSClOl (4) 
1STC201 (3) 
MUSC 101 (3) 
ART (3) from GenEd LE. 
HLTH 101 (3) 
SPPA205 (3) 
PSYC 101 (3) 
PSYC201 (3) 
SPED 301 (3) 
SPED 301 Field Experience xxx (1) 

co-requisite with SPED 301 
EDUC203 (3) 
ELED 322 (3) 

Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the content 
requirements outlined above and the university's General 
Education requirements. 

Professional Education Courses 

Level I Courses 

ELED 363 Field Studies for Elementary Teaching (3) 

EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers (3) 

ECED 201 Intervention and The Young Child (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 
EDUC 417 Children's Literature and Other Materials for Reading 

and Language Arts in Elementary School (3) 
ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading and 

Language Arts in the Elementary School (3) 

Level II Courses 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (3) 
MATH 324 Supervised Observation/Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 
BIOL 303 Life Sciences (3) 

or 
PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science (3) 

SCIE 376 Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities, K-12 (3) 
SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities, K-12 (3) 



Level III Courses 
F.FSF^ xxx 
ELED 3 1 1 



PDS Internship 1(3) 

Child and the Elementary School Curriculum and 

Assessment (3) 
ELED 429 Methods and Practices of Assessment in Reading and 

Language Arts (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/.Mcthods of Classroom Management for 

Students with Disabilities (3) 
SPF'D xxx Collaborative Teaching in the Elementary School (3) 

Level IV Courses 

EESExxx PDS Internship II (12) 

EESE xxx Internship Seminar (3) 



Department of Reading, 
Special Education and 
Instructional Technology 

Professors: Karen Blair, Deborah Gartland, Michael Hickey, Paul 
Jones (Chair) 

Associate Professors: Cellestine Cheeks, Darlene Fewster, Maya 
Kalyanpur, Barbara Laster, Roberta Strosnider, David Wizer 

Assistant Professors: Poonam Arya, Mark Hofer, Jeff Kenton, 
Frances Luther, Stephen Mogge, Sharon Pitcher, Amy Pleet, 
William Sadera 

Lecturers: John Bauer, Steve Boone, Suzanne Bourdess, Sharon 
Brown, Barbara Ellis, Heather Fox, Beverly German, Deborah 
Heiberger, Linda Keller, Jon-David Knode, Gael Macnamara, 
Joan McCarthy, Deborah Piper, Carole Powell, Cinda Raley, 
Patricia Ryan, Terry Sullivan, Louise Supnick, Ronald Thomas, 
Cheryl Wood, D'Lisa Worthy 

Director of the Educational Technology Center: Deborah Fuller 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 207, 410-704-4384, or 410-704-2576 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Reading, Special Education and Instructional 
Technology is responsible for courses that are not limited to a sin- 
gle teacher education program. The education course listings 
include core education courses that provide knowledge and skills 
for general application in teaching and training areas. The instruc- 
tional technology and special education offerings also have K-12 
applications. 

The department coordinates the reading programs and the 
Reading Center, Developmental Reading courses, Special 
Education, and Instructional Technology. Graduate programs 
include the Master of Arts in Teaching and the master's programs 
in Reading, Instructional Technology and Special Education. 

MAJOR IN SPECL\L EDUCATION 
Infant/Primary Track 

Director: Maya Kalyanpur 
Hawkins Hall 409, 410-704-3122 

Students majoring in Special Education complete the 
Infant/Primary Track (birth-grade 3). To meet the requirements of 
the College of Education and the Maryland State Department of 
Education, students must complete at least 74 credits from the fol- 
lowing list of university and departmental courses and at least 60 
credits in professional education courses and electives to earn a 
total of 131 credits. Students must maintain an overall cumulative 
Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.75 or higher and a 3.00 QPA or 
higher in courses for the major. 

Elementary/Middle Track 

Director: Darlene Fewster 
Hawkins Hall 103 A, 410-704-2459 

Students majoring in Elementary Special Education complete the 
Elementary Track (grades 1-8). To meet the requirements of the 
College of Education and the Maryland State Department of 
Education, students must complete all required General Education 
and professional education courses required for the Elementary 
Track. Students must maintain an overall cumulative Quality Point 
Average (QPA) of 2.75 or higher and a 3.00 QPA or higher in 
courses for the major. 



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Secondary/Adult Track 

Hawkins Hall 402A, 410-704-3835 

Students majoring in Secondary Special Education complete the 
Secondary/Adult Track (grade 6-adult). To meet the requirements 
of the College of Education and the Maryland State Department of 
Education, students must complete all required General Education 
courses for their concentration. Students must maintain an overall 
cumulative Quality Point Average (QPA) of 2.75 or higher and a 
3.00 QPA or higher in courses for their major. 

Special Education majors should meet with their advisers every 
semester to ensure that their planned programs of study meet uni- 
versity, major and Maryland State Department of Education cer- 
tification requirements. Students must consult with their advisers 
prior to taking courses on a Pass grading option. Courses in the 
major and courses required for Maryland State Department of 
Education certification must not be taken with this option. 

Exceptions, changes, waivers, and/or substitutions from the pro- 
gram pattern for Special Education majors in content or sequence 
are permitted only with the written consent of the director of the 
Special Education Program. 

MAJOR IN INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY 
EDUCATION-SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Elementary Education majors may elect to become certified in both 
Elementary and Special Education by selecting the integrated 
approach. This program, specially designed to integrate both 
majors, prepares students as elementary classroom teachers and as 
special education teachers. 

PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
ALL CANDIDATES 

Students interested in majoring in Special Education must first gain 
admission to Towson University. Admission to the university, how- 
ever, does not guarantee admission to the Special Education major. 
Students must then complete a Declaration of Intended Major 
Form available through the Center for Professional Practice (CPP), 
Hawkins Hall, room 302, at which time they will be assigned a 
Special Education adviser. All students applying for admission to a 
Teacher Education program at Towson University are required to 
complete a Criminal Background Disclosure Form. This form is to 
be notarized and sent to the director of the Center for Professional 
Practice to be kept on file. 

Screening 

Special Education is a screened major. All candidates for the 
Special Education major may be ranked according to cumulative 
Grade Point Average in all college or university courses (transfer 
QPA and/or TU QPA). The number of students admitted during 
any given semester is determined by the number of seats available 
in courses which, in turn, is determined by available faculty 
resources. 
To receive approval for admission, students are required to: 

1. pass a speech and hearing screening 

2. have a cumulative QPA of 2.75 or higher (which includes 
grades transferred and grades earned at TU) 

3. have completed ENGL 102 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher 

4. have completed 60 or more credits 

5. have scores on the Praxis I at or above the level of standards 
established by the Maryland State Department of Education. 
(With the elimination of the National Teachers Examination 
(NTE) Core Battery tests, effective November 22, 1998, all 
teacher candidates who have not taken or passed the General 
Knowledge and Communication Skills sections of the NTE 
will be required to submit qualifying scores on the Praxis I 
Academic Skills Assessments to the Center for Professional 
Practice office for admission to the program. Information on 
the Praxis tests is available m the Center for Professional 
Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 302.) 



Screening occurs again for admission into student teaching. 
Students are required to have a cumulative QPA of 2.75 or high- 
er and a QPA of 3.00 or higher in the major and must have com- 
pleted a minimum of 90 credits. Effective fall 1999, all preservice 
students in Teacher Education programs at Towson University 
whose program of study requires an intensive and extensive intern- 
ship or student teaching experience in a public or private school 
setting (pre-K through 12), are required to undergo a criminal 
background check before beginning this experience. The criminal 
background check must be filed with the director of the Center for 
Professional Practice. 

Transfer Students 

The Special Education Program personnel are responsive to the 
transfer student and will accept those credits which are compatible 
with the General Education (GenEd) requirements. Special 
Education major and state certification requirements. Please note, 
although credits might qualify toward graduation, only an evalua- 
tion conducted by the Special Education director will determine 
which credits will also apply toward the major. Students must first 
have their transcripts evaluated by the Office of Admissions before 
requesting a special education transcript evaluation. 

The Professional Year 

Special Education majors follow the school system calendar for the 
Professional Development School to which they are assigned as 
interns or student teachers. The professional year starts in August 
when the teachers begin the school year and follows the school sys- 
tem spring break schedule. 

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL 
COURSES IN INFANT/PRIMARY TRACK 

Academic Content 

Courses taken before formal admission to the professional educa- 
tion sequence. 
I. English (9 CTedits) 

(I.A) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
(n.C.3) ENGL XXX 'Choose an English course from n.C.3 (3) 
ENGL XXX Elective (3) 

n. Social Studies (9 credits) 

(II.D) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
(II.B.l) HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century 

(3) 
or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century 

(3) 
(II.B.2) SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

m. Science (8 credits) 
(II.A.1) BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

(II.A.1) PHSC 101 Physical Science I (4) 

IV. Mathematics (12 credits) 

MATH 204 Math Concepts and Structures I (4) 
(I.C) MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures II (4) 
MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) 

V. An (3 credits) 

(I.E) ART XXX 'Choose one art course from I.E (3) 

VI. Music (3 credits) 

(II.C.l) MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of Western Heritage (3) 



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Vn. Psychology (6 credits) 
(II.C.2) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) 
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

Vin. Additional Required Courses (15 credits) 



n. Social Studies (9 credits) 



(Il.B.l) HIST 145 



(I.B) 
(II.B.3) 

(I.D) 



ISTC201 
ISTC 301 
HLTH 101 

SPPA 205 
ECED 201 
EDUC 301 



ECED 422 



Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 

or 

Basic Sign Language (3) 

Intervention and the Young Child (3) 

Writing and Communication Skills for 

Teachers (3) 

or 

Writing Techniques for Teachers in Early 

Childhood Education (3) 



*Refer to the explanation of the General Education requirements in this 
catalog. 

Professional Education Courses (66 credits) 

First Semester (16 credits) 

SPED 301 

MATH 321 

ECED 321 

ECED 315 

SCIE 371 

MUED 304 



Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Teaching Math in Early Childhood Education (3) 

Foundations of Reading and Language Ans (3) 

Infant Intervention (3) 

Teaching Science in Early Childhood (2) 

Methods of Teaching Music in Early Childhood (2) 



Second Semester (17 credits) 

ARED 373 Art for Early Childhood Education (2) 

ECED 360 Early Literacy Practice and Materials (3) 

SPED 415 Assessment of Infant/Primary Students w/Disabilities (3) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students 

w/Disabilities (K-12) (3) 
SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management for 

Students w/Disabilities (3) 
SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students w/ 

Disabilities (K-12) (3) 

Third Semester (15 credits) 

ECED 361 Teaching Reading in Primary Grades (3) 

ECED 429 Principles and Practices of Reading (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students w/Disabilities (3) 

SPED 497 Internship: Students w/Disabilities in Infant/Primary 

Programs (3) 

Teacher Candidate (15 credits) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching: Special Education (12) 

SPED 493 Student Teaching Seminar (3) 

Electives (3 credits) 

SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements for Students w/ 

Disabilities (K-12) (3) 
SPED 417 Collaboration for Infant/Primary Programs (3) 

SPED 431 Curriculum/Method of Reading for Primary Students 

w/Disabilities (3) 
KNES 425 Adaptive Physical Education for Special Education 

Majors (3) 

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL 
COURSES IN ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE 
EDUCATION TRACK 

Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence. 

I. English (9 credits) 

(I.A) ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

ENGL Elective (3) 

ENGL Elective (3) 



(II.B.2) 
(ILD) 



HIST 146 
SOCI 101 
GEOG 102 

GEOG 105 



in. Science (8 credits) 
(II.A.l) BIOL 110 
(II.A.l) PHSClOl 



History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 

or 

History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

Introduction to Sociology (3) 

World Regional Geography (3) 

or 

Geography of International Affairs (3) 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



rV. Mathematics (12 credits) 

M.ATH 204 .Math Concepts and Structures I (4) 
(I.C) MATH 205 Math Concepts and Structures II (4) 

MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) 

V. Art (Choose one) (3 credits) 

(I.E) ART 102 Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 

ART 106 Drawing for Non-.\rt Majors (3) 
ART107 Ceramics for Non-Art .Majors (3) 
ART 109 Sculpture for Non-Art .Majors (3) 
ART 113 Painting for Non-Art Majors (3) 
ART 126 Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors 

or 
THEA 101 Acting I (3) 



(3) 



VI. Music (3 credits) 

(II.C.l) .MUSC 101 Introduction to Music Western Heritage (3) 

vn. Psychology (6 credits) 

(II.C.2) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

vn. Additional Required Courses (9 credits) 
(II.B.3) SPPA 205 Basic Sign Language (3) 

or 
CO.MM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(II.C.3) EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse 

Society (3) 
(I.D) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for 

Teachers (3) 

DC. Technology (6 credits) 

(I.B) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in 

Education (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

Note: Approved courses for General Education categories. Those listed are 
recommended for Special Education majors. 

Professional Education Courses 

(To be completed for Special Education major) 

Psychology (6 credits) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

or PSYC 204 Honors Human Development (3) 

PSYC 403 Psychology of Infancy and Childhood (3) 

Reading (12 credits) 

ELED 322 Foundations of Reading and Other Language Ans (3) 

ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading 

and Language Arts in Elementary Schools (3) 
ELED 429 Methods and Practices of Assessment in Reading 

and Language .Arts (3) 
EDUC 417 Children's Literature and Other Materials for 

Reading and Language Arts in 

Elementary School (3) 

Special Education (9 credits) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology (3) 

SPED 428 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 



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Special Educarion Curriculum/Methods (6 credits) 

SPED 429 Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management for 

Students with Disabilities(3) 
SPED 441 Curriculum/Methods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities: K-12 (3) 

Assessment (9 credits) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities: K-12 (3) 
SPED 430 Informal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities: K-12 (3) 
SPED 451 Psychoeducational Assessment of Students with 

Disabilities at the Elementary/Middle School Level (3) 

Field Experience (18 credits) 

SPED 491 Special Education Internship (3) 

SPED 498 Student Teaching (12) 

SPED 493 Student Teaching Seminar (3) 

Electives (3 credits) 

SPED 401 Curriculum/Methods of Inclusion (3) 

SPED 427 Curriculum/Methods of Social, Emotional and Motor 

Development of Students with Disabilities: K-12 (3) 
KNES 425 Adaptive Physical Education for Special Education 

Majors (3) 

REQUIRED UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL 
COURSES IN SECONDARY/ ADULT TRACK 

Students majoring in Secondary Special Education must choose one 
of the following tracks: English, Science, Math or Social Science. 

English Track: Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence: 
I. English (21 credits) 
(I.A) ENGL 102 
(II.C.I) ENGL 221 

ENGL 222 
(n.C.3) ENGL 233 

ENGL 235 
ENGL 230 

ENGL 236 
ENGL 251 
ENGL 283 

ENGL 311 

ENGL 312 
ENGL 361 



Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

British Literature to 1798 (3) 

or 

British Literature since 1798 (3) 

Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

or 

Ethnic- American Literature (3) 

Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

or 

American Indian Literature 1772-Present (3) 

Applied Grammar (3) 

Introduction to Creative Writing (3) 

or 

Writing Poetry (3) 

or 

Writing Fiction (3) 

Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3) 



ART 109 Sculpture for Non-Art Majors (3) 

ART 113 Painting for Non-Art Majors (3) 

ART 126 Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 

VI. Psychology (6 credits) 

(n.C.2) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or PSYC 102 F^onors Introduction to Psychology (3) 
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

VII. Additional Required Courses (12 credits) 

Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 
Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
Writing and Communication Skills for 
Teachers (3) 
Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 



Foundations of Education (3) 

Human Development (3) 

Honors Human Development (3) 

Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Formal Tests and Measurements for 

Students w/Disabilities (3) 

Working with Parents of Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Classroom Management (3) 

Informal Tests and Measurements for 

Students with Disabilities (3) 

Curriculum and Methods of Secondary 

Special Education (3) 

Assessment of Middle and High School 

Students with Disabilities (3) 

Student Internship 1 (3) 

Student Internship 11 (Student Teaching) (12) 

Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

Teaching English in Secondary Education (3) 

Young Adult Literature (3) 

Using Reading and Writing in Secondary 

Education (4) 

Teaching Reading in Secondary Content 

Areas (3) 



Science Track: Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence: 
I. English (6 credits) 

(I.A) ENGL 102 
(I1.C.3) ENGL 233 



(I-B) 


ISTC 201 


{n.B.3) 


COMM 131 


(I.D) 


EDUC 301 




ISTC 301 


required 


Professional E< 




EDUC 401 




PSYC 203 




or PSYC 204 




PSYC 404 




SPED 301 




SPED 413 




SPED 425 




SPED 428 




SPED 429 




SPED 430 




SPED 453 




SPED 455 




SPED 496 




SPED 498 




SCED341 




SCED 357 




SCED 419 




SCED 460 




SCED 461 



ENGL 235 



Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

or 

Ethnic-American Literature (3) 



n. Social Studies (9 credits) 

(II.D) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
(II.B.l) HIST 145 History of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) 
or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th 
Century (3) 
(11.B.2) SOCl 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 



in. Science (8 credits) 

(ii.A.i) BIOL no 

(ll.A.l) PHSC 101 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



rv. Mathematics (7 credits) 

(I.C) MATH 111 Algebra for Applications (3) 
MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) 



V. Art (3 credits) 

Select one: 

ART 102 
ART 106 
ART 107 



Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Drawing for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Ceramics for Non-Art Majors (3) 



n. Social Studies (9 credits) 

(II.D) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
(ll.B.l) HIST 145 HistoryoftheU.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-1 9th 

Century (3) 
(I1.B.2) SOCl 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

in. Science (23 credits) 



(ll.A.l) BIOL 201 


Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 


(ll.A.l) PHSC 101 


Physical Science I (4) 


GEOL 121 


Physical Geology (4) 


PHSC 303 


Earth-Space Science (3) 


CHEM 110 


General Chemistry I (4) 


BIOL 115 


Biological Science 1 (4) 



IV. Mathematics (7 credits) 

(I.C) MATH 1 1 1 Algebra for Applications (3) 
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus (4) 



The College of Education 



V. Art 



VI. 



(3 credits) 
Select one: 
ART 102 
ART 106 
ART 107 
ART 109 
ART 113 
ART 126 



Music (3 credits) 
MUSC 101 



IV. Mathematics (22 credits) 



Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Drawing for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Ceramics for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Sculpture for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Painting for Non-Art .Majors (3) 
Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 



Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 



Vn. Psychology (6 credits) 

(I1.C.2) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) 
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

Vin. Additional Required Courses (12 credits) 

Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 
Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
Writing and Communication Skills for 
Teachers (3) 
Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

Education Courses 

Foundations of Education (3) 

Human Development (3) 

Honors Human Development (3) 

Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Formal Tests and Measurements for Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Working with Parents of Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Classroom Management (3) 

Informal Tests and Measurements for Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Curriculum and Methods of Secondary Special 

Education (3) 

Assessment of Middle and High School 

Students with Disabilities (3) 

Student Internship I (3) 

Student Internship II (Student Teaching) (12) 

Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

Using Reading and Writing in Secondary 

Education (3) 

Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (3) 

Teaching Science in Secondary Education (3) 

Math Track: Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence: 
I. English (6 credits) 
(l.A) ENGL 102 
(II.C.3) ENGL 233 

ENGL 235 



(I.B) 


ISTC 201 


(ILB.3) 


COMM 131 


(I.D) 


EDUC 301 




ISTC 301 


Required Professional 




EDUC 401 




PSYC 203 




or PSYC 204 




PSYC 404 




SPED 301 




SPED 413 




SPED 425 




SPED 428 




SPED 429 




SPED 430 




SPED 453 




SPED 455 




SPED 496 




SPED 498 




SCED 341 




SCED 460 




SCED 461 




SCIE380 



Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

or 

Ethnic-American Literature (3) 



n. Social Studies (9 credits) 

(II.D) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 



(II.B.2) 
(ILB.l) 



GEOG 105 
SOCI 101 
HIST 145 

HIST 146 



ni. Science (8 credits) 
(II.A.l) BIOL 110 
(II.A.l) PHSClOl 



Geography of International Affairs (3) 

Introduction to Sociology (3) 

History of the U.S. to the Mid-I9th Century (3) 

or 

History of the U.S. since the Mid- 19th 

Century (3) 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science I (4) 



(l.C) MATH 1 1 1 
MATH 119 
MATH 206 
MATH 207 
MATH 231 
MATH 251 

V. Art (3 credits) 

Select one: 
ART 102 
ART 106 
ART 107 
ART 109 
ART 113 
ART 126 

VI. Music (3 credits) 

MUSC 101 



Algebra for Applications (3) 

Pre-Calculus (4) 

Number Systems and Functions (4) 

Quantitative and Geometric Reasoning (4) 

Basic Statistics (3) 

Elements of Geometry (4) 



Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Drawing for Non-An .Majors (3) 
Ceramics for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Sculpture for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Painting for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 



Introduction to Music of Western Heritage (3) 



vn. Psychology (6 credits) 
(II.C.2) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psvchology (3) 
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

Vni. Additional Required Courses (12 credits) 

(I.B) ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

(II.B.3) COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(I.D) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for 
Teachers (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 

Education Courses 

Foundations of Education (3) 

Teaching Math in Secondary Education (3) 

Human Development (3) 

Honors Human Development (3) 

Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Formal Tests and Measurements for Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Working with Parents of Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Classroom Management (3) 

Informal Tests and Measurements for Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Curriculum and Methods of Secondary Special 

Education (3) 

Assessment of Middle and High School 

Students with Disabilities (3) 

Student Internship I (3) 

Student Internship II (Student Teaching) (12) 

Principles of .Secondary Education (3) 

Using Reading and Writing in Secondary 

Education (4) 

Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (3) 



Required Professional 

EDUC 401 
MATH 423 
PSYC 203 
or PSYC 204 
PSYC 404 
SPED 301 
SPED 413 

SPED 425 

SPED 428 

SPED 429 
SPED 430 

SPED 453 

SPED 455 

SPED 496 
SPED 498 
SCED 341 
SCED 460 

SCED 461 



Social Science Track: Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence: 
1. English (6 credits) 
(l.A) ENGL 102 
(II.C.3) ENGL 233 



ENGL 235 



Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

or 

Ethnic-American Literature (3) 



II. Social Studies (24 credits) 

(II.D) GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 
or 
GEOC; 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 
POSC: 101 Introduction to Political Science (3) 
(ILB.l) HIST 145 Historv of the U.S. to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century (3) 



Department of Reading, Special Education and Instructional Technology 



HIST 241 

HIST 242 

SOCI 101 
ECON 201 

in. Science (8 credits) 

(ii.A.i) BIOL no 

(II.A.l) PHSC 101 



History of European Civilization through the 

l~th Century (3) 

History of European Civilization from the 

l"th Century (3) 

Introduction to Sociology (3) 

Microeconomic Principles (3) 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Physical Science 1 (4) 



rV. Mathematics (7 credits) 

(I.C) MATH 111 Algebra for Applications (3) 
MATH 251 Elements of Geometry (4) 



V. An (3 credits) 

Select one: 
(I.E) ART 102 
ART 106 
ART 107 
ART 109 
ART 113 
ART 126 



Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Drawing for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Ceramics for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Sculpture for Non-An Majors (3) 
Painting for Non-Art Majors (3) 
Fabric Design for Non-Art Majors (3) 



VI. Psychology (6 credits) 
(n.C.2) PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) 
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

MI. Additional Required Courses (12 credits) 

(I.B) ISTC201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 
(II.B.3) COMM131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
(I.D) EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers (3) 
ISTC 301 Utilization of Instructional Media (3) 



Education Courses 

Foundations of Education (3) 

Topics in Social Sciences (3) 

Human Development (3) 

Honors Human Development (3) 

Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Introduction to Special Education (3) 

Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Formal Tests and Measurements for Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Working with Parents of Students with 

Disabilities (3) 

Classroom Management (3) 

Informal Tests and Measurements for Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Curriculum and Methods of Secondary 

Special Education (3) 

Assessment of Middle and High School Students 

with Disabilities (3) 

Student Internship I (3) 

Student Internship II (Student Teaching) (12) 

Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Education (3) 

Using Reading and Writing in Secondary 

Education (3) 

Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas ( 3 ) 



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTEGRATED 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - SPECIAL 
EDUCATION MAJORS 

Academic Content 

Courses to be taken before formal admission to the professional 
education sequence. 
ENGL 102 (3) 
English Eleaive (3) 

(Literature course reconunended) 



ired Professional 


EDUC 401 


GENL 401 


PSYC 203 


or PSYC 204 


PSYC 404 


SPED 301 


SPED 413 


SPED 425 


SPED 428 


SPED 429 


SPED 430 


SPED 453 


SPED 455 


SPED 496 


SPED 498 


SCED 341 


SCED 355 


SCED 460 


SCED 461 



HIST 145 or 146 (3) 
History Elective (3) 

(Non-Western course recommended) 
SOCI 101 (3) 
MATH 204 (4) 
MATH 205 (4) 
MATH 251 (4) 
BIOL 110 (4) 
PHSC 101 (4) 
ISTC 201 (3) 
MUSC 101 (3) 
ART (3) from GenEd I.E 
HLTH 101 (3) 
SPPA205 (3) 
PSYC 101 (3) 
PSYC 201 (3) 
SPED 301 (3) 
SPED 301 Field Experience xxx (1) 

co-requisite with SPED 301 
EDUC 203 (3) 
ELED322 (3) 

Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the content 
requirements outlined above and the university's General 
Education requirements. 

Professional Education Courses 

Level I Courses 

ELED 363 Field Studies for Elementary Teaching (3) 

ELED 321 (2nd Advanced Writing Course) (3) 

ELED 3 1 Child Development ( 3 ) 

SPED 413 Assistive Technology for Students with 

Disabilities K-12 (3) 

EDUC 417 Children's Literature and Other Materials for Reading 

and Language Arts in Elementarv- School (3) 
ELED 323 Principles and Practices of Instruction in Reading and 

Language Arts in the Elementar)' School (3) 

Level n Courses 

MATH 323 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementan- School (3) 

MATH 324 Supenised Obser\'ation/Participation in Elementary 

School Mathematics (2) 
BIOL 303 Life Sciences (3) 

or 
PHSC 303 Earth-Space Science (3) 

SCIE 376 Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3) 

SPED 425 Formal Tests and Measurements for Students with 

Disabilities, K-12 (31 
SPED 441 Curriculum/.VIethods of Instruction for Students with 

Disabilities, K-12 (3) 



Level ID Courses 
ELED-SPED xxx 
ELED 311 

ELED 429 

SPED 429 

SPED xxx 

Level TV Courses 
ELED-SPED xxx 
ELED-SPED xxx 



PDS Internship I (3) 

Child and the Elementary School Curriculum and 

Assessment (3) 
Methods and Practices of Assessment in Reading and 
Language Arts (3) 

Curriculum/Methods of Classroom Management for 
Students with Disabilities (3) 
Collaborative Teaching in the Elementary School (3) 



PDS Internship II (12) 
Internship Seminar (3) 



GRADUATE PROGRAM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Director Amv Pleet 
Hawkins Hali, 402G, 410-704-6001 

This Master of Education program prepares currently certified 
teachers for careers as special educators and special education spe- 
cialist/leaders. The Cenification Track meets the requirements for 



The College of Education 



MSDE generic special education certification at early childhood, 
elementary or secondary levels. The Teacher as Leader Track satis- 
fies 12 of the 18 credits of the Maryland Administrator I Certificate 
and offers a choice of three focus areas for further study in tech- 
nology, inclusion or transition to adulthood. The Master of Arts in 
teaching offers certification in special education for individuals 
who hold an undergraduate degree outside of education. See the 
Graduate Catalog for details 

GRADUATE STUDY IN READING 

Director: Barbara Laster 
Hawkins Hall 107-G, 410-704-2556 

A graduate program specifically designed to improve the teaching 
of reading at all age levels is available for qualified students seek- 
ing Maryland State Certification as Reading Specialist K-12. See 
the Graduate Catalog for details. 

THE READING CLINIC 

Director: Sharon Pitcher 
Hawkins Hall 115, 410-704-2558 

This practicum experience is for graduate students in the master's 
degree program in Reading. The Reading Clinic provides diagnos- 
tic and remediation services to individuals in the community who 
need improvement in reading and writing. 

READING CLINIC TUTORS 

Director: Sharon Pitcher 
Hawkins Hall 115, 410-704-2558 

Volunteer tutors receive training and supervision from master 
teachers. The Clinic is held on campus and provides assistance to 
children from the surrounding community. Tutors are Towson stu- 
dents, staff or community members. 

DEVELOPMENTAL READING 

Director: L. Steven Boone 
Hawkins Hall 206, 410-704-3697 

Remediation in reading skills is provided for Towson students 
through the developmental studies courses in reading scheduled by 
the Department of Reading, Special Education and Instructional 
Technology. See competency requirements for entering students 
under the Academic Achievement Center section in Academic 
Resources. Informational sessions for the Praxis are also conducted. 

GRADUATE STUDY IN INSTRUCTIONAL 
TECHNOLOGY 

Director: David Wizer 
Hawkins Hall 103B, 410-704-6268 

The Department of Reading, Special Education and Instructional 
Technology offers a comprehensive graduate program which pre- 
pares professionals for careers in the instructional media field. The 
Instructional Development Concentration is intended for those 
who wish to prepare for training and media positions in business, 
community and governmental settings. The School Library Media 
Concentration is intended for the person who plans to direct a 
School Library Media Center operation. Persons holding this 
degree are eligible for certification by the Maryland State 
Department of Education as an Educational Media Generalist 
(Level II). The Educational Technology Track is designed for those 
who wish to integrate technology into classroom teaching, or to 
coordinate the planning and integration of educational technolo- 
gies at the school, district or state level. See the Graduate Catalog 
for details. 



Department of 
Secondary Education 

Professors: David Vocke {Chair), James Lawlor Gloria Neubert, 

Thomas Proffitt 
Assistant Professors: Cynthia Hartzler-Miller, Todd Kenreich, 

Barri Tinkler 
Lecturers: John Cole, Susan Hanson, David Lovewell, Allan 

Starkey 

OFFICE 

Hawkins Hall 405K, 410-704-2562 

MISSION STATEMENT 

The mission of the Teacher Education Unit is to inspire, educate 
and prepare facilitators of active learning for diverse and inclusive 
communities of learners in environments that are technologically 
advanced. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Secondary Education offers 13 certification 
programs in the secondary subject areas of biology, chemistry, 
earth-space science, English, French, geography, German, history, 
mathematics, physics, school health, social science and Spanish. 

Programs for teaching kindergarten through grade 12 in Art, 
Dance, Library/Media, Music and Physical Education are offered 
by these academic departments. 

All Teacher Education programs are approved by the Maryland 
State Department of Education. Upon graduation in one of these 
programs, students are eligible for certification to teach in 
Maryland. 

The programs of education for junior, middle and high school 
teachers are designed to bring about close integration between 
teaching methods and the practical experience of observation and 
student teaching. Students are required to file a Declaration of 
Intention Form. A Secondary Education adviser is required in addi- 
tion to an adviser in the major for the following majors: English 
Education, Geography Education, History Education, Mathematics 
Education, Modern Language Education, Science (Biology, 
Chemistry, Earth-Space Science and Physics) Education or Social 
Science Education. For information, go to Hawkins Hall, room 
405K. 

FORMAL ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM 

Formal admission into the Secondary Education Program occurs 
when students have met the following criteria: 

1. completion of at least 45 college credits 

2. completion of a written application, including an essay 

3. a 2.50 cumulative average for all postsecondary institutions 
attended (submit original transcripts) 

4. presentation of Score Reporting Form for passing scores on 
Praxis I — Academic Skills Assessment: Reading, Writing and 
Mathematics to the Center for Professional Practice for admis- 
sion to the program. Information on the Praxis tests is avail- 
able in the Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, 
room 302.) 

5. All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education 
program at Towson University are required to complete a 
Criminal Background Disclosure Form. This form is to be 
notarized and sent to the director of the Center for 
Professional Practice to be kept on file. 

Once passing scores for Praxis I are received, students are permit- 
ted to enroll in Principles of Secondary Education and Using 
Reading and Writing in the Secondary School. Prior to program 
admission, students are permitted to take only Educational 
Psychology, Introduction to Special Education, K-12, and 
Utilization of Instructional Media. 



Department of Secondary Education 



Information on Praxis testing is available in the Center for 
Professional Practice (Hawkins Hall, room 302). Students must 
secure approval for student teaching from the department; it is con- 
tingent upon successful completion of the required courses, demon- 
stration of acceptable competencies in the tested areas, and meet- 
ing Quality Point Average requirements (see QPA Requirement for 
Student Teaching). 

After introductory courses in the nature of today's schools and 
their students and appropriate field experiences, the prospective 
secondary teacher enters the student teaching semester which 
begins prior to the start of the TU semester. Methods, philosophy, 
techniques and practice are combined to provide a thorough prepa- 
ration for teaching, and such preparation must be demonstrated 
prior to student teaching. Also required is a course in the socio- 
logical, philosophical and historical foundations of education. 

SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM 

In addition to majoring in one of the 13 subject area certification 
programs and satisfying the university General Education (GenEd) 
requirements, students must complete the professional education 
courses listed below. 

Outcomes 

The Department of Secondary Education utilizes the Interstate 
Neiv Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) 
Principles as the performance-based outcomes for teacher 
candidates. 

Required Professional Education Courses 

A minimum grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required for all 

courses. 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

ISTC 301 Utilizing Instructional Media (3) 

SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4) 

SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary 

School (4) (taken concurrently with SCED 341 and shares 

a required field experience) 
SCED 499 Internship in Secondary Education (6) 

(taken at a professional development school the semester 

immediately prior to student teaching with Methods of 

Teaching Major Subject) 
SCED XXX Methods of Teaching Major Subject (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SCED XXX Student Teaching (12) 

SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (3)* 

(taken concurrently with Student Teaching) 
Additional requirements to be integrated into GenEds: 
HIST 145 History of U.S. to Mid-19th Century (II.B.l) (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of U.S. since Mid-19th Century (II.B.l) (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (II.B.3) (3) 

One Course in Non-Western Culture (3)* 
*(See Secondary Education adviser for approved list of courses.) 

Note: Some methods courses are offered spring or fall only. Check with 
your adviser. 

Subject Major 

Refer to the department under which a specific major is discussed. 
For instance, those interested in teaching history at the secondary 
level should refer to the Secondary Education program of the 
Department of History for specific requirements. 

The Professional Year 

As part of their year-long professional internship, all teacher can- 
didates begin their Professional Development School internship in 
August on the same date that teachers start the new school year. 
This date varies by school system, and candidates must plan appro- 
priately to fulfill their program requirements. 



REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT TEACHING 

l.AII students must meet the following QPA requirements to be 
admitted to student teaching: 2.75 average in major field and in 
professional education courses and 2.50 overall average, based 
on transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended. 
(Consult with SCED adviser.) 

2. Effective fall 1999, all preservice students in Teacher Education 
programs at Towson University whose program of study requires 
an intensive and extensive internship or student teaching experi- 
ence in a public or private school setting (pre-K through 12) are 
required to undergo a criminal background check before enter- 
ing this experience. The criminal background check must be filed 
with Karen Schafer, the director of the Center for Professional 
Practice. 

KINDERGARTEN-12th GRADE 
TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Students may obtain certification to teach the following subjects at 
both the elementary and secondary levels: art, dance, library 
media, music and physical education. 

Students must satisfy the GenEd requirements, the professional 
education courses listed below, requirements for each major listed 
below and QPA requirements (see QPA Requirement for Student 
Teaching). 

Required Professional Education Courses 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

XXXX XXX Methods of Teaching Major Subject in Elementary School (3-6) 

XXXX XXX Methods of Teaching Major Subject in Secondary School (3-6) 

ELED 379 Student Teaching in Elementary School (6-8) 

SCED XXX Student Teaching in Secondary School (6-7) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

Additional requirements to be integrated into GenEds: 
HIST 145 History of U.S. to Mid-19th Century (II.B.l) (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of U.S. since Mid-19th Century (II.B.l) (3) 
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (II.B.3) (3) 

One Course in Non- Western Cuhure (3)'' 
*(See Department of Secondary Education or major adviser for approved 
list of courses.) 

Teacher education programs exist in the following areas: 

Art Education 

Dance Education 

Library Media 

Music Education 

Physical Education 
For required courses and special program information, consult the 
section of this catalog dealing with each particular major. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION 

Courses leading to state certification in special education are avail- 
able through the Department of Reading, Special Education and 
Instructional Technology. State certification is generic but age spe- 
cific and requires 39 credits, many of which are already required 
for Secondary Education majors. Interested students should con- 
suk Evelyn Dailey, Hawkins Hall, room 402A, coordinator of the 
Special Education Program. 

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING— SECONDARY 

Director: Debbie Piper 
Hawkins Hall 209, 410-704-4935 

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare 
especially qualified post-baccalaureate students for teaching certi- 
fications in grades 5 through 12. Consult the Graduate Catalog for 
more information. 




The College of Fine Arts and Communication 



The College of Fine Arts and Communication provides quality education in the following areas: art, 
an history, art education, dance performance, dance performance and education, electronic media, film, 
music, music education, communication studies, mass communication and theatre arts. The programs in the 
departments of Art. Dance. Electronic Media and Film. Music. Mass Communication and Communication 
Studies, and Theatre Arts stress the importance of a liberal arts education while offering specialized train- 
ing and practical experience in their respective fields, enabling students to develop creative and analytical 
abilities. 

Courses offered for both majors and non-majors enhance student understanding and appreciation of 
the contributions of the arts and communication to human culture. The programs provide opportunities for 
majors to gain the detailed knowledge, skills and experience needed to begin careers or to enter graduate 
programs. 

The College of Fine Arts and Communication maintains facilities that assist students and faculty in 
activities supporting curricular offerings. These include the Center for the Arts with the Harold J. Kaplan 
Concert Hall. Mainstage Theatre, Studio Theatre. Holtzman .Art Gallery. Asian Arts & Culture Center, and 
many rehearsal and practice rooms: art studios and computer labs: the University Union Art Gallery; 
Burdick Hall with facilities for dance: Stephens Hall Theatre, providing performance space for dance, 
opera and musicals: and Van Bokkelen Hall and the Media Center, housing journalism laboratories, the 
debate and speech facility. XTSR-AM. radio-television-film laboratories, and the television station. WMJF-TV. 

Recognized as a fine arts center for Maryland, the college continues to pursue its mission to enhance 
communication and the jine and performing arts. The college also sponsors international exchange pro- 
grams with schools in China. Germany. Ireland. Korea. Russia. Italy and the United Kingdom. 

The college contributes to the cultural life of Towson and the metropolitan area by offering more than 
200 performances, exhibitions, film and video screenings, debates, lectures and workshops each year. 

Christopher Spicer, Dean 

James Hunnicutt, Senior Assistant to the Dean/Operations 



Art 

Art Education 
Dance Education 
Dance Performance 
Communication Studies 
Electronic Media and Film 
Mass Communication 
Music Education 
Music Performance 
Theatre 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 245, 410-704-3288 

Fax:410-704-6026 

www.towson.edu/tu/finearts 



Department of Art 



Department of Art 



Professors: Christopher Bartlett (Gallery Director), jane Bates 

[Art Education Coordinator], James Flood {Chair), 

Haig Janian, James Paulsen, Thomas Supensky 
Associate Professors: Daniel Brown, Susan Isaacs {Honors 

Coordinator), Quynh Nguyen, Robert Pitman 
Assistant Professors: Jan Baum, Karl Fugelso, Siri Nadler, Stuart 

Stein {MFA Coordinator), Nora Sturges, Bridget Sullivan, Sandra 

Tatman 
Lecturers: Katherine Broadwater,Tonia Matthews 
Part-time Faculty: Tina Carroll, Jocelyn Curtis, Richard Hellman, 

Trace iMiller 
Assistant to Chair: Leslie Varga 
Administrative Assistant: Susan Donley 
Slide Librarian: Venetia Zachary 
Community' Art Center Director: Bonnie Reynolds 
Director and Curator, Asian Arts & Culture Center: Suewhei 

Shieh 
Lab Technician: Brian Dolge 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 331, 410-704-2808 
www.towson.edu/art 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive program compris- 
ing the following areas of concentration: Art History, Crafts, 
Industrial Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Visual 
Communication/Photography. Associated with these concentra- 
tions, four degree programs are offered: the major in Art, the 
major in Art Education, the Master of Education in Art Education 
and the Master of Fine Arts. Minors are offered in Art History and 
Studio Art. 

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive, full-semester 
travel-study abroad program as an integral part of the curriculum. 
Students register on campus but pursue art courses in a foreign 
locale under University System of Maryland faculty direction. 

The Department of Art offers non-credit art instruction through- 
out the year for children and adults through the Community Art 
Center. 

FACILITIES 

The facilities available to undergraduate and graduate students are 
extensive. They are designed to encourage and fully support the 
creative endeavors of students. Each area of concentration has the 
equipment necessary to assure that students reach their potential. 

MAJOR IN ART 

Art majors must complete 66 to 72 credits in art, depending on 
concentration and program option. As part of the total number of 
credits, 36 credits are taken in foundations. The First Level 
Foundation core (18 credits) is identical for all majors. The Second 
Level Foundation core (18 credits) is specific to the program 
option. (See Second Level Foundation courses listed under separate 
concentrations/options.) All Art majors must successfully complete 
all of the first-year foundation courses listed below with a grade of 
at least a C before enrolling in any other art courses. 

First Level Foundatioa (18 credits) 



CRAFTS CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of three program options within the Crafts 
Concentration: 1) Ceramics, 2) Metalsmithing and Jewelry or 3) 
Interdisciplinary Crafts. 

Ceramics Option (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 217 Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

or 
ART lxx/3xx Any Crafts Course 
ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 231 Ceramics I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ARTH 3.x:x/4xx Any 300-400 Art History Course (6) 

Required Courses (15 credits) 
ART 309 Ceramics: Potters Wheel (3) 

ART 310 Ceramics: Handbuilding (3) 

ART 407 Ceramics: Clay Sculpture I (3) 

ART 409 Ceramics: The Vessel (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 



Electives (15 credits) 



ART 205 
ART 2xxJ3xx 

ART 361 
ART 30.M' 
ART SIM- 
ART 400 



The Human Figure (3) 

Any Crafts Course 

or 

Computer 3-D .VIodeling (3) 

Raku (3) 

Ceramics: Special Topics (3) 

Ceramics: Raw Materials (3) 



ART 414-416 Advanced Studio in Ceramics (3-9) 

* Offered only during Minimester 

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Option (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 
ART 229 
ART 241 
ART 2xx/3xx 



ART 217 
ART 318 



Painting I (3) 

Sculpture I (3) 

Any Crafts Course 

or 

Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Jewelr)' I (3) 



ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Art History Course (6) 

Required Courses (IS credits) 

ART 313 Enameling I (3) 

.■SlRT319 Metalsmithing I (3) 

ART 339 Metal: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 418 Jewelr\' II (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 



Electives (15 credits) 



ART 234 
ART 2x.x/3xx 
ART 361 
ART 413 
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ART 419 
ART 439 
ART 490 



Photography 1 (3) 
Any Crafts Course (3) 
Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 
Enameling II (3) 
Advanced Studio (3) 
Jewelry III (3) 
Metalsmithing II (3) 
Internship (3) 



.\RT 103 Design 1(3) 

.\RT 104 Design II (3) 

.•VRT 1 1 1 Drawing and the Appreciation of Drawing I (3) 

ART 211 Drawing II (3) 

ARTH 221 Survey of Western Art I (3) 

ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art II (3) 



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Interdisciplinary Crafts Option (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 229 Painnngl(3) 

ART 231 Ceramics I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ART 318 Jewelr)-I(3) 

ART 3xx Any Fibers Course (3) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Art Histon,' Course (3) 

Required Courses (21 credits) 

ART 497 Senior Projea (3) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level An History Course (3 ) 

Five courses selected from ceramics, jewelr\', fibers, wood, and/or stained 

glass (15) 

Electives (9 credits) 

ART 217 Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

ART 234 Photographv 1(3) 

ART 361 Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

ART 3xx/4xx Any Advanced Level Jewelr)-, Metal, Ceramics, and/or 

Fibers Course (3| 
ART 490 Internship in Art (3) 

THEA 249 Mask Tradition and Design (3) 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SCREENED 
CONCENTRATION (72 credits) 

Student prerequisites and procedures for Industrial Design screen- 
ing: 

1. QPA of 3.00 in the major and 2.67 overall. 

2. The following courses must be completed by the end of the 
semester in which the student applies to the Industrial Design 
Concentration: ART 103, ART 104, ART 111, ART 217, ART 
229, ARTH 221, ARTH 222. Students must complete the above 
courses, or equivalent transferred courses, with at least a B- (2.67) 
before taking further courses in the Industrial Design 
Concentration. 

3. At least a B (3.00) in ART 21 1 (Drawing D), ART 368 (Industrial 
Design I), and ARTH 327 (History of Modern Design). 

4. Submit a portfolio the second year of the four-year concentration 
to the Industrial Design faculty committee. To be considered in the 
screening process, students must submit the following by the last 
day of finals in a given semester: an official transcript, an Industrial 
Design Screening Form and a sealed 18"x24" portfolio. The port- 
folio must include two pieces of work from ART 103, ART 211, 
ART 217, .ART 229 and ART 468 (a total of 10 pieces). Students 
who do not submit a portfolio or who submit an incomplete port- 
folio will NOT be considered for the Industrial Design 
Concentration at that time. Late applications will not be consid- 
ered. 

5. Students not accepted into the concentration may reapply twice. 
If the student's QPA in the major falls below 3.00 and 2.67 over- 
all, he or she may have one probationarv^ semester to get the QPA 
in the major back to 3.00 and 2.67 overall. Students would not be 
eligible to take further classes in the Industrial Design 
Concentration until they have been screened into the concentra- 
tion. If the student does not raise his or her QPA in the major back 
to at least a 3.00 and 2.67 overall by the end of the probationarv^ 
semester, then the student must leave the Industrial Design 
Concentration but can continue in another area of the Art major. 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

.•\RT 217 Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

ART 368 Industrial Design I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ART 361 Computer 3-D .Modeling (3) 

ART 360 Computer Art I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3) 



Third Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 468 Industrial Design II (3) 

.'\RT 3.XX 3-D Crafts Courses (Jewelrv, Ceramics, Furniture) (3) 

ARTH 327 Histor%- of .Modem Design (i ) 

ART 234 Photography I (3) 

or 
ART 229 Painting I (3) 

or 
.\RT 346 New Directions in Painting, Experimental Media and 

.•\rtl(3) 
ART 366 Concept Model .Making (3) 

.•\RT 367 Theor)' and Application of Materials and Processes for 

Industrial Design (3) 



within the 



Fourth Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 363 Computer Multimedia I (3) 

.\RT 469 Industrial Design III (3) 

ART 441 .-Advanced Sculpture I (3) 

or 
ART 443 Advanced Sculpture II (3) 

ART 351 Writing about Art (3) 

.'\RT497 Senior Project (3) 

ART 490 Internship (3) 

PAINTING CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of two program options 
Painting Concentration: Painting or Computer Art. 

Painting Option (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 329 Painting II (3) 

ART 241 Sculpnire I (3) 

ART 2xx/3xx Anv 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern An II (3) 

Required Courses (21 credits) 

ART 245 Introduction to Printraaking (3) 

ART 402 Life Drawing and .\natomy I (3) 

ARTH 3x.x/4xx Anv 300-400-level Art Histor>- Course (3) 

ART 336 Painting 111 (3) 

ART 436 Painting IV (3) 

.\RT497 Senior Project (3) 

.•\RT 346 New Directions in Painting I (3) 



Electives (9 credits) 

Nine credits in studio an (at least 6 of which must be at the 300-400 level) 

Computer Art Option (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

.'\RT217 

ART 229 

ART 234 

ART 329 

ART 2xx 



ART 2xx/3.\x 
ARTH 3x,\/4xx 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Painting 1 (3) 

Photography I (3) 

Pamnng II (3) 

Any 200-level Sculpture Course (3) 

or 

Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 

Any 300-400-level An History Course (3) 



Required Courses (21 credits) 

ART 324 .Modern .\n II (3) 

ART 360 Computer An I (3) 

ART 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Drawing Course (3) 

ART 346 New Directions in Painting I (3) 

ART 460 Computer An II (3) 

ART 462 Computer Art HI (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 



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Electives (9 credits from the following) 

ART 321 Computer Graphics 1 (3) 

ART 336 Painting III (3) 

ART 345 New Directions in Printmaking (3) 

ART 361 Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

ART 363 Computer Multimedia I (3) 

ART 446 New Directions m Painting II (3) 

PRINTMAKING CONCENTRATION (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 



Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 
ART 205 
ART 229 
ART 241 



The Human Figure (3) 

Painting I (3) 

Sculpture I (3) 

or 
ART 2xx/3xx Any 200-300-levei Crafts Course (3) 
ART 245 Introduction to Printmaking (3) 

ART 234 Photo 1(3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3) 

Required Courses (24 credits) 



ART 3xx/4xx 
ART 329 
ART 402 
ART 497 
ARTH 3xx/4xx 

Electives (6 credits) 

ART 217 

ART 412 

ART 334 

ART 346 

ART 359 

ART 373 

ART 3xx/4xx 



Any Four Printmaking Courses (12) 

Painting II (3) 

Life Drawing and Anatomy I (3) 

Senior Project (3) 

Any 300-400-level An History Course (3) 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Life Drawing and Anatomy II (3) 

Photography II (3) 

New Directions in Painting I (3) 

Digital Photography I (3) 

Illustration 1 (3) 

One 300-400-level Studio Course (3)+ 



SCULPTURE CONCENTRATION (66 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

ART 217 Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

ART 229 Painting 1(3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ARTH 323 Modern Art 1 (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art 11 (3) 

Required Courses (15 credits) 
ART 361 Computer 3-D Modeling (3) 

ART 441 Advanced Sculpture II (3) 

ART 443 Advanced Sculpture III (3) 

ART 445 Experimental Directions (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

Elenives (15 credits from the following) 

ART 31 1 Wood: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 318 Jewelry I (3) 

ART 339 Metal: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 340 Modeling: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 342 Carving: Concept and Process (3) 

ART 407 Ceramics: Clay Sculpture (3) 

VISUAL COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of five program options within the Visual 
Communication Concentration: 1) Graphic Design Screened 
Option, 2) Illustration: Studio Media Option, 3) Illustration: 
Digital Option, 4) Photography: Fine and Applied Arts Option, 5) 
or Photography: Photographic Imaging Interdisciplinary Option. 



Graphic Design: Screened Option (72 credits) 

Student prerequisites and procedures for Graphic Design screening: 

1. AQPAof 2.67 overall. 

2. The following courses must be completed by the end of the 
semester in which the student applies to the Graphic Design 
Option: ART 103, ART 104, ART 111, ART 211, ART 217, 
ART 229, ARTH 221, ARTH 222. Students must complete 
these courses, or equivalent transferred courses before taking 
further courses in the Graphic Design Option. 

3. A grade lower than B- (2.67) in any studio art course will elim- 
inate the student from consideration for the Graphic Design 
Option. 

4. Declared Art majors may apply to the Graphic Design Option 
at the end of their third semester of study. At the time of appli- 
cation, a minimum of 45 credits must have been completed, 
including courses from that semester. Students may apply who 
have earned an A. A. degree in a related major. 

5. To be considered in the screening process, students must sub- 
mit the following by the last day of finals in a given semester: 
an official transcript, a Graphic Design Screening Form and a 
sealed 18 "x 24" portfolio. The portfolio must include two 
pieces of work from ART 103, ART 211, ART 217 and ART 
229 (a total of eight pieces). Students who do not submit a 
portfolio or submit an incomplete portfolio will not be con- 
sidered for the Graphic Design Option at that time. Late appli- 
cations will not be considered. Students with an overall QPA 
of 3.50 or greater, having completed other prerequisites, and 
having completed a minimum of 45 credits at Towson 
University, are accepted on confirmation of their overall QPA 
and do not need to submit portfolios. 

6. Students not accepted may reapply twice. 

If the student's QPA falls below a 3.00 in the major or 2.67 
overall, the student may have a probationary semester to get 
the major QPA to 3.00 and QPA to 2.67 overall. 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 



ART 217 


Introduction to Computer Media (3) 


ART 229 


Painting 1 (3) 


ART 234 


Photography I (3) 


ART 241 


Sculpture I (3) 


ART 231 


or 

Ceramics 1 (3) 


ART 318 


or 

Jewelry I (3) 


ART 377 


Exhibit Design (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modern Art II (3) 


Required Courses (36 credits) 


ART 317 


Graphic Design I (3) 


ART 355 


Typography (3) 


ART 321 


Computer Graphics 1(3) 


ARTH 327 


History of Modern Design (3) 


ART 334 


Photography II (3) 


ART 335 


or 

Photography III (3) 


ART 373 


Illustration I (3) 


ART 417 


Graphic Design 11 (3) 


ART 421 


Computer Graphics II (3) 


ART 473 


Illustration 11 (3) 


ART 457 


Graphic Design III (3) 


ART 483 


Package Design (3) 


ART 368 


or 

Industrial Design (3) 


ART 363 


or 

Computer Multimedia I (3) 


ART 497 


Senior Project (3) 



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Illustration: Studio Media Option (69 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 205 

ART 217 

ART 229 

ART 329 

ART 241 



ART 2xx/3xx 
ARTH 324 



The Human Figure (3) 

Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Painting I (3) 

Painting II (3) 

Sculpture 1 (3) 

or 

Any 200-300-ievei Crafts Course (3) 

Modern Art II (3) 



Required Courses (21 credits) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-levei Art History Course (3) 

ART 317 Graphic Design I (3) 

ART 373 Illustration 1(3) 

ART 402 Life Drawing and Anatomy I (3) 

ART 473 Illustration II (3) 

ART 474 Illustration III (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

Electives (12 credits) 

ART 336 Painting III (3) 

ART XXX Any Watercolor Course (3) 

ART XXX Any Printmaking Course (3) 

ART 412 Life Drawing (3) 

ART 3xx/4xx Any 300- or 400-level Studio Course (6) 

Illustration: Digital Option (69 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 



ART 205 


The Human Figure (3) 


ART 217 


Introduction to Computer Media (3) 


ART 229 


Painting I (3) 


ART 329 


Painting 11 (3) 


ART 241 


Sculpture I (3) 


ART 2xx/3xx 


OT 

Any 200-300-level Crafts Course (3) 


ARTH 324 


Modern Art II (3) 


Required Courses (21 credits) 


ART 317 


Graphic Design I (3) 


ART 373 


Illustration I (3) 


ART 402 


Life Drawing and Anatomy 1 (3) 


ART 473 


Illustration II (3) 


ART 474 


Illustration III (3) 


ART 497 


Senior Project (3) 


ARTH 3xx/4xx 


Any 300-400-level Art History Course (3) 



Electives (12 credits) 

ART 321 Computer Graphics I (3) 

ART 360 Computer Art I (3) 

ART 460 Computer Art II (3) 

ART 3xx/4xx Any 300- or 400-level Studio Course (6) 

Photography: Fine and Applied Arts Option (66 credits) 



First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 
ART 217 
ART 229 
ART 234 
ART 241 



ART 2xx/3xx 
ARTH 3xx 
ARTH 351 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 

Painting I (3) 

Photography I (3) 

Sculpture I (3) 

or 

Any 200-300-lcvcl Crafts Course (3) 

Any 300-level Art History Course (3) 

History of Photography (3) 



Required Courses (21 credits) 

ART 334 Photography II (3) 

ART 335 Photography III (3) 

ART 359 Digital Photography I (3) 

ART 357 Photographic Formats (3) 

ART 435 Photography IV (3) 

ART 459 Digital Photography 11 (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

Electives 

9 credits in studio art (6 of which must be 300-400-level) 

Photography: Photographic Imaging Interdisciplinary Option 

(69 credits) 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 217 
ART 234 
ARTH 351 
EMF 267 
EMF 271 
THEA 225 



Introduction to Computer Media (3) 
Photography I (3) 
History of Photography (3) 
Film Making I (3) 
Television Production 1 (3) 
Lighting Design I (3) 



Required Courses (24 credits) 

ART 334 Photography II (3) 

ART 335 Photography III (3) 

ART 359 Digital Photography I (3) 

ART 357 Photographic Formats (3) 

ART 459 Digital Photography II (3) 

ART 436 Photography IV (3) 

ART 497 Senior Project (3) 

EMF 363 History of Film (3) 

or 
EMF 364 Aesthetics of Film (3) 

Electives (9 credits) 

9 credits in studio art, mass communication, electronic media and 
film, theatre (6 of which must be 300-400-level) 

MINOR IN ART (24 credits) 

Students who wish to complete a minor in Art should consult with 
their departmental adviser. Students may choose either the Studio 
or Art History program option. 

Studio Option (24 credits) 

Required Courses (24 credits) 

ART 103 

ART 104 

ART 1 1 1 

ART 229 

ART 241 

ARTH 221 

ARTH 222 

ART XXX 



Design I (3) 

Design II (3) 

Drawing 1 (3) 

Painting 1 (3) 

Sculpture 1 (3) 

Survey of Western Art 1 (3) 

Survey of Western Art II (3) 

Elective (3) 



Art History Option (24 credits) 

Required Courses (12 credits) 

ARTH 221 Survey of Western Art 1 (3) 

ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art 11 (3) 

ARTH 391 Research Methods in Art History (3) 

ARTH 485 Seminar in Art 1 listory (3) 

12 credits from the following: 

ARTH 301 Origins of Western Art (3) 

ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3) 

ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3) 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 31 1 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3) 



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ARTH 323 


ARTH 324 


ARTH 325 


ARTH 327 


ARTH 328 


ARTH 331 


ARTH 333 


ARTH 335 


ARTH 337 


ARTH 338 


ARTH 339 


ARTH 341 


ARTH 351 


ARTH 370-379 


ARTH 485 


ARTH 494 



Modern Art I (3) 

Modern Art II (3) 

History of Modern Architecture (3) 

History of Modern Design (3) 

Art, Culture and Politics (3) 

Art of China (3) 

Art of Japan (3) 

African- American Art (3) 

Art and Architecture of the U.S. I (3) 

Art and Architecture of the U.S. II (3) 

Latin American Art (3) 

Women in Art (3) 

History of Photography (3) 

Special Topics (3) 

Seminar in Art History (3) 

Study Abroad (3-9) 



ART HISTORY CONCENTRATION 

Students may select one of two program options in Art History: 1) 
Research Option or 2) Research/Studio Option. 

Research Option 

This option is for those students who want to work in the curato- 
rial, educational, public relations or registration areas of a museum 
or gallery or who wish to go on to graduate school in the art his- 
tory field. This program option has no studio requirements. 

To complete the Research Option, students must take a total of 
45 upper-division credits. Of the 45 upper-division credits, a mini- 
mum of 27 credits, but not more than 36, must be taken in art his- 
tory. If students choose to take the minimum 27 credits, the dif- 
ference between the 27 minimum and the 36 maximum must be 
taken in allied disciplines, such as anthropology, English, history 
and philosophy, in a related historical period, subject to the 
approval of the faculty adviser. The remaining credits to reach the 
45 upper-division total are electives, but they must also be taken in 
disciplines related to the students' interests in art history. 

Required Courses (12 credits) 

ARTH 221 Survey of Western Art I (3) 

ARTH 222 Survey of Western Art II (3) 

ARTH 391 Research Methods in Art History (3) 

ARTH 485 Seminar m Art History (repeatable) (3) 

Language Requirement 

Two years of either German or French, or their equivalent by exam- 
ination, is strongly recommended but not required. 

Multicultural Requirement (3 credits) 

One course from the following: 

ARTH 330 East Asian Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 331 The Art of Chma (3) 

.ARTH 333 The Art of Japan (3) 

ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 

ARTH 339 Latin American Art (3) 

ARTH 341 Women in Art (3) 

Art History Courses (minimum of 24 credits, maximum 

of 33 credits) 

ARTH 30 1 Origins of Western Art (3 ) 

ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3) 

ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3) 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3) 

ARTH 325 History of Modern Architecture (3) 

ARTH 327 History of Modern Design (3) 

ARTH 328 Art, Culture and Politics (3) 

ARTH 330 East Asian An and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 331 Artof China (3) 

ARTH 333 Art of Japan (3) 

ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 



ARTH 337 Art and Architecture of the U.S. I (3) 

ARTH 338 Art and Architecture of the U.S. II (3) 

ARTH 339 Latin American Art (3) 

ARTH 341 Women in Art (3) 

ARTH 351 History of Photography (3) 

ARTH 370-379 Special Topics (3) 

ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3) 

ARTH 494 Study Abroad (3-9) 

ARTH 495-97 Independent Study in Art History (3-9) 

ARTH 498 Internship in Art History (3-9) 

ARTH 499 Senior Honors Thesis (3) 

Research/Studio Option 

This option is for those students who plan to pursue careers in art 
conservation, museum exhibition preparation, exhibition design, 
museum education and gallery work. Students following this 
option must take both studio and advanced art history courses. 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 2xx Any 200-level Crafts Course (3) 

ART 205 The Human Figure (3) 

ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 234 Photography I (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ARTH 3xx Art History Course (3) 

Required Courses (6 credits) 

ARTH 391 Research Methods in Art History (3) 

ARTH 485 Seminar in Art History (repeatable) (3) 

Electives 

9 credits from the following: 

ARTH 301 Origins of Western Art (3) 

ARTH 306 Art and Architecture of the Classical World (3) 

ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3) 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

6 credits from the following: 

ARTH 313 Baroque Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 323 Modern Art I (3) 

ARTH 324 Modern Art II (3) 

ARTH 328 Art, Culture and Politics (3) 

3 credits from the folloiving: 
ARTH 331 Artof China (3) 

ARTH 333 Art of Japan (3) 

ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 

ARTH 339 Latin American Art (3) 

ARTH 341 Women in Art (3) 

6 credits from the following: 

ARTH 325 History of Modern Architecture (3) 

ARTH 327 History of Modern Design (3) 

ARTH 328 Art, Culture and Politics (3) 

ARTH 337 Art and Architecture of the U.S. I (3) 

ARTH 338 Art and Architecture of the U.S. II (3) 

ARTH 351 Historvof Photography (3) 

ARTH 370-379 Special Topics (3) 

3-9 credits from the following: 

ARTH 494 Study Abroad (3-9) 

ARTH 495-497 Independent Study in Art History (3-9) 

ARTH 498 Internship in Art History (3-9) 

ARTH 499 Senior Honors Thesis (3) 



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MAJOR IN ART EDUCATION (SCREENED MAJOR) 

Students in the Art Education progratn receive dual certification 
enabling them to teach art in Maryland in grades K-12. In addition 
to meeting the General Education requirements (45 credits), 
students complete art education and professional education 
requirements for 97 credits. The entire program is approximately 
142 credits and takes five years to complete. The art education 
block is taken in the last three semesters of the program. 

Requirements for admission are as follows: 

1. Junior standing 

2. An overall QPA of 2.75 

3. A QPA of 3.00 in the major 

4. An interview and portfolio review with the art education faculty 

5. Permission of the education department 

To continue within the professional sequences and be eligible to 
student teach, students must fulfill the following requirements: 

1. Receive a grade of B or better in all art education courses 

2. Maintain a 2.75 average in the professional course sequence 

3. Pass the Praxis I (reading, writing and math) and the speech 
and hearing tests prior to student teaching 

4. Undergo a criminal background check prior to student teaching 

First Level Foundation (18 credits) 

Second Level Foundation (18 credits) 

ART 229 Painting I (3) 

ART 234 Photography I (3) 

ART 217 Intro to Computer Media (3) 

ART 241 Sculpture I (3) 

ARTH 3xx/4xx Any 300-400-level Art History Course (6) 

Studio Requirements (12 credits) 

ART 231 Ceramics (3) 

ART 2xx-3xx Any 200-300-level Printmaking Course (3) 

ART 2xx-3xx Any 200-300-level Studio Electives (6) 

Art Education Courses (31 credits) 

First Semester of the Art Education Block (6 credits) 

ARED 381 Media and Techniques for Art Teachers: Elementary (3) 

ARED 383 Media and Techniques for Art Teachers: Secondary (3) 

Second Semester of the Art Education Block (10 credits) 
ARED 467 Field Experience in Art Education: Elementary (2) 

ARED 468 Field Experience in Art Education: Secondary (2) 

ARED 475 Methods of Teaching Art: Elementary (3) 

ARED 479 Methods of Teaching Art: Secondary (3) 

Third Semester of the Art Education Block (15 credits) 

ARED 481 Student Teaching in Art: Elementary (6) 

ARED 483 Student Teaching in Art: Secondary (6) 

ARED 485 Professional Seminar in the Teaching of Art (3) 

Professional Courses (18 credits) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

ARED 463 Author-Illustrator (3) 

ELED 324 Literacy in the K-12 Program (3) 

Additional Required Courses (taken as GenEds) 
PSYC 101 
HIST 145 

HIST 146 
COMM 131 



TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The Department of Art accepts art credits from other accredited 
colleges and universities. Portfolio evaluation and transfer credit 
sheets form a basis for course evaluation. 

ART DEPARTMENT HONORS PROGRAMS 

The Department of Art grants honors in Art Education, Art 
History and Studio Art. Admission is granted at the end of the 
sophomore or beginning of the junior year to students who have 
the following qualifications: overall cumulative average of 3.25, 
major average of 3.25, recommendation by adviser to departmen- 
tal honors coordinator. The minimum requirements for graduation 
with honors in Art are an overall cumulative average of 3.25 and 
3.50 in major field and completion of the honors program of study. 
Students accepted into the university honors program may take 
the following: ARTH 207 Honors: Seminar in Art History (repeat- 
able) and ARTH 208 Honors: Seminar in Non- Western Art History 
(repeatable). 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Towson University's Department of Art has a long tradition of 
preparing students as highly qualified teachers. To prepare students 
for other careers in art, the department, in conjunction with the 
Career Center, has developed internships with various studios, 
schools, colleges, design firms and museums. These internships pro- 
vide students with the experience necessary for achieving success in 
their fields, including Web page design, graphic design, illustration 
and advertising. 

STUDENT WORK POLICY 

Material submitted by students to satisfy requirements in any 
course automatically becomes the property of the Department of 
Art. This material may be returned to students at the discretion of 
the faculty member. 



Introduction to Psychology (3) 

U.S. History to the Mid- 19th Century (3) 

or 

U.S. History since the Mid-1 9th Century (3) 

Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 



Department of Dance 



Department of Dance 

Associate Professors: Dennis Price {Chair), Jaye Knutson, 
Susan Mann 

Assistant Professors: Catherine Horta-Hayden, Vincent Thomas 

Performance Coordinator: Heather Sorensen 

Part-time Faculty: Jayne Bernasconi, Lester Holmes, Dana 
Martin, Stephanie Powell, Paul Shapanus, 
Nancy Wanich-Romita 

Recent Guest Arttst Faculty: Blake Beardsley, Sheena Black, Leslie 
Bradley, Adrienne Clancy, Roger Copeland, Alison Crosby, 
Kriss Cross, Dianna Cuatto, Linda Denise Evans, Douglas 
Graham, Stephen Greenston, Doug Hamby, Sandra Lacey, Liz 
Lerman, Gesel Mason, Maureen Miller, Chandra Moss, Cathy 
Paine, Yanis Pikieris, Juan Carlos Rincones, Sankofa, Anthony 
Wilson, Kristina Windom, Jawolle ZoUar 

OFFICE 

Burdick Hall 101, 410-704-2760 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Dance offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 
Dance Performance. For students who are interested in teaching, 
there is an optional teacher certification program available. Dance 
majors may elect to take courses that will enable them to meet uni- 
versity, college and Maryland teacher certification requirements in 
K-12 education. The department offers courses that fulfill various 
General Education (GenEd) requirements, including (DANC 220 
LB), I.D (DANC 321), I.E (DANC 235), ILB.l (DANC 127), ILB.3 
(DANC 101, DANC 106), and II.C.l (DANC 123, DANC 125, 
DANC 133). 

The B.F.A. Program promotes excellence in the process of 
becoming a dance professional and/or pursuing graduate studies. 
The experience of moving is the most potent way of understanding 
dance in this program. Our dual emphasis in ballet and modern 
dance involves cognitive, affective and physical ways of doing and 
knowing. The curriculum promotes dance as a primary vehicle for 
communication and expression that unifies diverse populations and 
has innate cultural value. An active professional faculty provides 
intensive studio, production and theoretical exposure that supports 
dancing for a lifetime. 

Towson University is the only institution of higher education in 
Maryland to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. All 
students major in Dance Performance. Students may elect to add 
the education component. Towson University is an accredited insti- 
tutional charter member of the National Association of Schools of 
Dance. The Dance major program is also accredited by the 
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the 
National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and 
Certification. 

ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR 

Students must first submit a written application to the Office of 
Admissions. Pending acceptance into the university, students must 
audition for the Dance major. Auditions are held at the beginning 
of each spring semester. Prospective majors should contact the 
department for specific dates and an audition application form. 
The auditions determine the following: 

1. acceptance into the Dance major 

2. technical level for class placement 

3. scholarship awards 

Students may only audition twice for the major. If students are 
accepted into the Dance major and do not attend the following fall, 
they must petition the faculty for later acceptance. 



TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Students transferring from other institutions must complete a minimum 
of 20 credits of their dance course requirements at Towson 
University. 

MAJOR IN DANCE PERFORMANCE 

The major in Dance Performance leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts 
degree. Students in the major must complete 62 credits of required 
dance courses, 2 credits of jazz/musical theatre dance courses, 6 
credits of required interdisciplinary courses, 12 credits of dance 
electives, 3 credits of other electives, GenEd requirements (DANC 
220, DANC 235 and DANC 321: specified components of the 
Dance Performance major), and the performance requirements out- 
lined below. A grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required for all 
courses in the major. All majors are required to be enrolled in a bal- 
let and modern class each semester prior to their scheduled jury. 

Requirements for the Major 

Please note: asterisked courses indicate specific General Education 

courses required by the dance department. 

Dance Courses (62 credits) 

DANC 216 Sophomore Crew (1) 

DANC 220' Using Information Effectively in Dance (3) LB 

DANC 223-4 Level I Ballet (4) (2 per semester) 

DANC 227-8 Level I Modern (4) (2 per semester) 

DANC 235* Composition I (3) I.E 

DANC 245 Scientific Bases for Movement Analysis 1 (3) 

DANC 263 Dance Design and Production (3) 

DANC 316 Junior Crew (1) 

DANC 32 r History of the Dance (3) I.D 

DANC 323-4 Level II Ballet (6) (3 per semester) 

DANC 327-8 Level II Modern (6) (3 per semester) 

DANC 335 Composition II (3) 

DANC 336 Composition III (3) 

DANC 345 Scientific Bases for Movement Analysis II (3) 

DANC 423-4 Level HI Ballet (3) 

DANC 427-8 Level III Modern (3) 

DANC 436 Composition IV: For the Proscenium (3) 

or 
DANC 437 Composition IV: For the Camera (3) 

DANC 480 Senior Project: Seminar (2) 

DANC 491 Senior Project: Concert (3) 

Performance majors must take 9 credits of Level III and must 
include courses in both ballet and modern. Majors in Dance 
Performance K-12 certification must take 6 credits of Level III in 
either or both disciplines. 

Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Courses (2 credits) 



DANC 109 


Jazz I (2) 


DANC 1 1 1 


Tap I (2) 


DANC 209 


Jazz II (2) 


DANC 211 


Tap II (2) 


DANC 310 


Jazz III (2) 



Interdisciplinary Courses (6 credits) 

THEA 101 Actmg I (3) 

MUSC 120 Music Fundamentals for Dance Majors (3) 

Dance Electives (12 credits) 

DANC 101 The Alexander Technique (3) 

DANC 105 Movement Skills Enhancement for Men (3) 

DANC 109 Jazz Dance I (2) 

DANC 209 Jazz Dance II (2) 

DANC 111 Tap Dance I (2) 

DANC 211 Tap Dance II (2) 

DANC 201 Developmental Movement (2) 

DANC 251 Methods of Teaching Dance (3) 

DANC 310 Jazz Dance III (2) 

DANC 341 Pointe Technique I (2) 

DANC 342 Pointe Technique II (2) 

DANC 351 Teaching Dance Technique (3) 

DANC 370-379 Special Topics in Dance (1-3) 



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DANC 383 Modern Dance Repertory (3) 

DANC 384 Ballet Repertor>' (3) 

DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies (3) 

DANC 481 Dance Company (3) 

DANC 492 Practicum in Dance Technique (variable) 

DANC 495 Independent Study in Dance (1-3) 

Technique classes taken after completing major requirements. 

At least 6 credits of electives must be in Modern Repertory, Ballet 
Repertory or Dance Company. 

Other Elecrives (3 credits) 

Performance Requirements for Majors 

To fulfill performance requirements for graduation. Dance majors 
must audition for the TU Dance Company a minimum of two times 
during their tenure at Towson and must fulfill one of the following: 

1. Perform with the TU Dance Company (3 credits — audition 
required) or Ballet or Modern Repertory (3 credits each) for a 
minimum total of 6 credits, and 9 additional credits of works in 
sections of Dance Composition III and IV for a total of 15 per- 
formance credits. 

or 

2. Transfer students must consult with the chairperson of the 
Department of Dance to arrange equivalent performing 
experiences. 

]uries 

As a mechanism for assessing progress toward the degree, all Dance 
majors will be evaluated by a jury of faculty members at the end of 
the spring semester of the sophomore year. The jury will consider a 
video portfolio of selections from the audition, movement exams 
and performances of each student. In addition, each student will 
perform a combination of movement material at the time of the 
jury meeting. Written and verbal assessment will be given to each 
student in relation to the expected student outcomes of the pro- 
gram. Should the jury find a student to be in difficulty from a tech- 
nical or academic standpoint, he or she may be placed on proba- 
tion or advised to consider an alternative program of study. Special 
note: All majors are required to be enrolled in a ballet and modern 
class each semester prior to their scheduled jury. 

Crews 

All Dance majors are required to register for and complete both a 
Sophomore Crew (DANC 216) and Junior Crew (DANC 316). 
These assignments are made annually by the department. 
Successful completion of each crew course is a requirement prior to 
registering for DANC 480 and for graduation with the B.F.A. 
degree in Dance Performance or the B.F.A. degree in Dance 
Performance with Education Certification. 

MAJOR IN DANCE PERFORMANCE K-12 
CERTIFICATION OPTION 

Dance majors may elect to obtain State Teacher Certification to 
teach dance at the elementary and secondary levels. Students in 
this program receive certification to teach dance in grades K-12 in 
the public schools in Maryland and reciprocal states. The program 
leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and 
Education. 

Admission to the Dance Education Program and student teach- 
ing requires: 1) admission to the university; 2) admission to the 
major; 3) a personal interview; 4) completion of a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form that must be notarized and kept on 
file in the Center for Professional Practice (CPP); 5) completion of 
a criminal background check that must be kept on file in the CPP 
before the student enters into an intensive/extensive internship or 
student teaching experience in a public or private school setting 
(pre-K through 12); 6) passing score on the Praxis I examination, 
and 7) successful completion of the speech and hearing test. All 



seven items listed above are prerequisites for the internship appli- 
cation. Continuance in the program requires the maintenance of 
an overall QPA of 2.50 and a QPA of 2.75 in major classes each 
semester, the maintenance of a current membership in the National 
Dance Education Organization, and maintenance of behaviors and 
attitudes set forth by Towson University's Conceptual Framework 
for Professional Education. 

Students whose QPA falls below the minimum requirement will 
automatically be placed on departmental probation and given one 
semester to improve their QPA. Failure to do so may result in sus- 
pension from the program. 

The Teacher Education Executive Board (TEEB) reserves the 
right to refuse, deny or revoke the application for admission to pro- 
fessional education programs or entry into student teaching of any 
student whose observed conduct is deemed incongruent with estab- 
lished guidelines of student demeanor for those planning to enter 
the teaching profession as excerpted from the "Statement of 
Professional Behavior for Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher 
Education Students," in the Towson State Universitv Compass 
(1987 Student Handbook), and "NEA Code of Ethics" (1975), 
adopted bv the College of Education Council in September 1988, 
and reaffirmed bv TEEB in November 1990, October 1995, 
February 1996 and February 2000. 

Students must complete the required Dance and Interdisciplinary 
courses set forth for the major, the Performance Requirements for 
Majors listed below, jury and crew requirements, and an addition- 
al 33 credit hours of professional education components listed 
below. Students must also be placed by the faculty in both Level III 
Modern and Level HI Ballet. 

DANC 201 Developmental Movement (3) 

DANC 251 Methods of Teaching Dance (3) 

DANC 391 Student Teaching in Elementan- School (6) 

DANC 392 Student Teaching in Secondarj- School (6) 

DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies (3) 

PHEC 1 83 Ballroom/Folk/Square Dancing ( 1 ) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psycholog>- (3) 

ELED 324 Integrated Reading K-12 Cenification (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) 

DANC 493 Pro-Seminar in the Teaching of Dance (1) 

(to be taken concurrently with D.\NC 391 and D.\NC 392) 

Performance Requirements for Majors 

To fulfill performance requirements for graduation. Dance 

Performance majors who choose the Education Certification 

Option must audition for the TU Dance Company a minimum of 

two times during their tenure at Towson and must fulfill one of the 

following: 

1. Perform with the TU Dance Company (3 credits — audition 
required) or Ballet or Modern Repertory (3 credits each) for a 
minimum total of 3 credits, and 12 additional credits of works 
in sections of Dance Composition III and IV for a total of 15 
performance credits. 

or 

2. Transfer students must consult with the chairperson of the 
department to arrange equivalent performing experiences. 

Post-baccalaureate Certification Option 

For students who have completed a bachelor's degree in dance, the 
Department of Dance offers a post-baccalaureate program leading 
to Maryland K-12 certification in dance. Prospective students 
interested in this option need to contact the department to set up 
an appointment with the program coordinator to have their tran- 
script(s) analyzed and a program of study developed based upon 
state certification and departmental requirements. 



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SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR DANCE 
PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM 

FRESHMAN YEAR 

First Semester (16 credits) 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

DANC 263 Dance Design and Production (3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psvchologv (3) 

GenEdlLC.l (3) 

Ballet (determined by placement) (2) 

Modem Dance (determined by placement) (2) 

Second Semester (17 credits) 

DANC 245 Scientific Basis for Movement I (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psvcholog>' (3) 

HIST 145 Histor)' of the U.S. to the .Vlid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History' of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

GenEd II..\.l Lab Science (4) 
Ballet (determined by placement) (2) 
.Modem Dance (determined by placement) (2) 

* Additional requirements during the freshman year: Dub ballet 
and modern combinations and solo from audition to personal 
video portfolio; join NDEO. 



SOPHOMORE YEAR 

First Semester (18 credits) 

D.WC 345 

DANC 220 

SPED 301 

GenEd II.D (3 

Ballet (determined by placement) (3) 

-Modem Dance (determined by placement) (3) 



Scientific Basis for Movement II (3) 

Using Information Effectively in Dance (3) GenEd I.B 

Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) 



Second Semester (17 credits) 

DANC 201 Developmental Movement (3) 

DANC 235 Dance Composition I (3) 

ELED 324 Integrated Reading K-12 Certification (3) 

.MUSC 107 Music for Dance (3) 

Ballet (determined by placement) (3) 

.Modem Dance (determined by placement) (3) 

'Additional requirements during the sophomore year: Register for 
Sophomore Crew (DANC 215); dub practicums and jury informa- 
tion for sophomore jury in March! April. 

JUNIOR YEAR 

First Semester ( 16 credits) 

DANC 335 

D.\NC 321 

PHEC 183 

GenEd I.C (3) 

GenEd II.B.2 (3) 

Ballet/Modern (determined by placement) (3) 



Dance Composition II (3) 

History of the Dance (3) GenEd I.D. 

Ballrooin/Folk/Square Dancing (1) 



Second Semester (18 credits) 

D.\NC 336 Dance Composition III (3) 

THEAlOl Aaingl(3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

GenEd II.A.l Lab Science (4) 

GenEdII.C.3(3) 

Tap/Jazz (determined by placement) (2) 

* Additional requirements during the junior year: register for junior 
Crew (DANC 315); Praxis. 



SENIOR YEAR 

First Semester (14 credits) 

DANC 251 Methods of Teaching Dance (3) 

DANC 436 Dance Composition IV (3) 

DANC 480 Senior Project: Seminar (2) 

Ballet/.Modern (determined by placement) (3) 

Dance Company (3) 

Second Semester (14 credits) 

DANC 451 Dance Education and Public Policies (3) 

DANC 491 Senior Project: Concert/Lecture Demonstration (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

Tap/Jazz (determined by placement) (2) 

Elective (3) 

'Additional requirements during the senior year: register for grad- 
uation; apply for student teaching in the Center for Professional 
Practice. 

Third Semester (13 credits) 

DANC 391 Student Teaching in Elementarv' School (6) 
DANC 392 Student Teaching in Secondan- School (6) 
DANC 493 Pro-Seminar in the Teaching of Dance (1) 

SCHOLARSFUPS 

To qualify' for a dance recruitment scholarship, or for a COFAC 

Dean's scholarship, students must audition, be accepted into the 

major, and be full-time Dance majors. 

The terms/criteria for automatic renewal of Dance Recruitment 

and COFAC Dean's scholarships offered to Dance majors at 

Towson University are as follows: 
l)An overall QPA of 2.75 and a QPA of 3.00 in the major. 
Students whose QPA falls below this minimum requirement 
will lose all scholarship awards. Once students have re-estab- 
lished an overall QPA of 2.75 and a QPA of 3.00 in the major, 
the remainder of their scholarships from that date forward to 
graduation will be reinstated. 

2) Perform a minimum of once per year in the Towson University- 
Dance Company. 

3) Demonstrate and exemplify a behavioral understanding of the 
relationship between rights and responsibilities within the 
classroom, rehearsal, and all other aspects of the profession - 
as outlined in the Professional Standards section of the 
Towson University Department of Dance Student Handbook. 

4) Participate fully in all aspects of the major. 

5) Annual scholarship renewal evaluation by the Department of 
Dance faculty. 



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Department of Electronic Media 
and Film 



Professors: Greg Faller, Peter Lev 

Associate Professors: John MacKerron, Barry Moore (Chair), 

John Turner 
Assistant Professors: Stacey Irwin, Paula Mozen, Daniel Mydlack, 

Patrick Stearns 
Lecturer: Keith Tishken 
Part-time Factdt)': Carol Appleby, James Armstrong, Thomas 

Brandau, John Davlin, Eli Eisenberg, Gary Harner, Arthur 

Laupus, Jennifer Lackev, John Spivev, Keith W. Strandberg, 

Jackson Whitt, Paul Wise 
Staff: William McLean, John Spivey 
Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Eder 

OFFICE 

Media Center 103, 410-704-3184 
Fax: 410-704-3337 
www.towson.edu/emf 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Electronic Media and Film major focuses upon the study of the 
aesthetics and production of film, television and radio. The major 
is divided into four tracks in TelevisionA'ideo, Film, Radio/Audio, 
and Theory/Criticism. Within the tracks, students are encouraged 
to develop skills in writing, media history and criticism, and pro- 
fessional media production. 

The Electronic Media and Film major is an undergraduate degree 
program leading either to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of 
Science degree. 

The Department of Electronic Media and Film is committed to 
the liberal arts and professional education. Students are encouraged 
to develop and refine visual, written and technical skills and to cul- 
tivate critical thinking abilities in all courses. The program is 
designed to prepare students for careers in electronic media and 
film as well as to prepare them for graduate study in related fields. 

Students selecting the major should contact the department to be 
assigned an adviser to assist them in designing a program to meet 
their special needs. Students will meet with their adviser each 
semester to discuss their progress and to facilitate necessary 
changes in their course of study. 

Screening Requirements 

• Students should file a Declaration of Major Form with the 
department and list themselves as a pre-EMF major (PEMF). 

• There are two tiers of screening: 

1. All students, before being considered for admission to the major, 
must attain a 3.00 Quality Point Average in the following three 
courses: 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media 
EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production 
And one course chosen from the following: (Students should 

choose the screening course that most closely fits their preferred 

EMF track). No more than one of the screening courses can be 

repeated for eligibility. 

EMF 267 Filmmaking I: Basic 16mm Production 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio I 

EMF 271 Television I Studio Production 

EMF 364 Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media 

Transfer students may complete the equivalent courses at their 

previous college or university, but they must attain the overall 3.00 

average in the equivalent courses. 



2. Students who have completed the required screening courses 
with a 3.00 Quality Point Average (QPA) must complete and 
submit a Declaration of Eligibility Form in the EMF office to 
become part of the student major pool. Successful completion of 
the EMF screening courses does not guarantee admission to the 
EMF major. Admission to the EMF major is competitive and is 
determined by the satisfactory completion of the screening cours- 
es, the cumulative Quality Point Average, and consideration of a 
submitted creative essay. This policy will apply to native and 
transfer students. 

3. Admission to the EMF major is based on: 

• The number of majors that the department can reasonably 
accept without compromising the quality of its educational expe- 
rience. 

• The satisfactory completion of the screening courses, the stu- 
dent's cumulative QPA, and submitted creative essay. The candi- 
dates with the highest ranking GPA from the pool of applicants 
will be selected, but no fewer than 75 students will be admitted 
to the EMF major. For transfer students, the cumulative QPA 
will be calculated using grades from all colleges and universities 
attended. All transfer students will be required to submit a cre- 
ative essay. 

• Creative Essay: As part of the screening process, you will be 
required to write a creative essay. Please tell us why you want to 
pursue a course of study in Electronic Media and Film. How 
have your life experiences, creative interests and professional 
goals influenced your choice of this major? 

Compose and attach on separate pages the essay (no more than 
500 words or approximately two pages double spaced, printed 
with 12-point font). The Screening Committee will use your 
essay to determine your ability to organize your thoughts and 
express yourself clearly. The faculty panel evaluates applications 
for originality, clarity, personal insight and creativity. The essay 
will be used to make decisions in cases where the applicant's 
cumulative QPA is marginal. In such cases, it will be used to pro- 
vide an additional means of evaluation for those who might not 
otherwise be admitted to the major. This policy is in effect for 
students entering Towson University as of July 1, 2004. 

Graduation Requirements 

All major requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the major. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Option 

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Media 
and Film by completing the intermediate (200) level of a foreign 
language. 

MAJOR IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND FILM 

The Electronic Media and Film major requires the student to 
choose a track, after taking two introductory courses. The 
Electronic Media and Film major requires 39 credits in each track: 
6 credits of common introductory courses, 6 credits of writing 
courses and 27 credits of courses distributed between required 
courses and electives. Of those 39 credits, 2 1 credits must be upper- 
division courses. Students cannot have more than one track in the 
EMF major. 

Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to check all 
prerequisites before registering for any course. 

Required Core Courses for All Electronic Media and 
Film Majors (6 credits): 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (^) 

EMF 221 Principles ot Film and .Media Production (3) 



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Upon conipietion of the required core, students must fulfill the 
requirements in one of the four tracks outlined below: 

FILM TRACK (33 credits) 

Writing Requirements (6 credits) 
EMF363 History of Film (3)'^* 

EMF377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3)*» 

Production Requirements (9 credits) 

EMF 267 Filmmaking 1: Basic 16mm Production (3) 

EMF 275 Principles of Film and Video Editing (3) 

EMF 367 Filmmaking II: Sync Sound I6mm Techniques (3) 

Production Electives (6 credits) 

Choose 3 credits from the following: 

EMF 430 The Media Producer (3) 

EMF 455 Directing for Film and Video (3) 

EMF 487 Seminar in Digital Post Production (3) 

Choose 3 credits from the following: 

EMF 361 Documentary Film and Video (3) 

EMF 362 Experimental Film and Video (3) 

EMF 473 Filmmaking III: Advanced 16mm Techniques (3) 

Media Electives (12 credits) 

Choose 6 credits from the following courses. Those courses not already 

used in the production electives mav be included. 

EMF 364 

EMF 368 

EMF 405 

EMF 460 

EMF 475 

EMF 478 

EMF 495 

Choose 6 additional credits in electronic media and film courses. 



Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media (3) 

Genre Theory and Criticism (3) 

Screenwriting (3) 

Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

Film Analysis (3) 

Special Topics in Electronic Media and Film (3) 

Independent Study in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 



RADIO/AUDIO TRACK (33 credits) 

Writing Requirements (6 credits) 

EMF 311 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) ** 

Production Requirements (9 credits) 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio Production 1(3) 

EMF 365 Radio/Audio Production II (3) 

EMF 375 Broadcast Performance (3) 

Electives (18 credits) 

Choose 18 credits from the following courses and any other EMF course; 

at least 9 credits must be upper division and at least 9 credits must be EMF: 

EMF 331 Broadcast/Cable Programming (3) 

EMF 355 Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

EMF 360 Audio Documentary (3) 

EMF 403 Sportscasting (3) 

EMF 421 Radio Stations Operations (3) 

EMF 460 Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

EMF 476 Special Topics in Electronic Media and Film (3) 

EMF 495 Independent Study in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

MCOM 381 Broadcast Journalism (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

MCOM 433 Media Ethics (3) 

MCOM 440 Advertising Media Sales (3) 

TELEVISIONAIDEO TRACK (33 credits) 

Writing Requirements (6 credits) 

EMF 311 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) ** 

Production Requirements (9 credits) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 275 Principles of Film and Video Editing (3) 

EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 



Electives (18 credits) 

Choose 3 credits from the following: 

EMF 361 Documentary Film and Video (3) 

EMF 362 Experimental Film and Video (3) 

EMF 387 Corporate Video (3 ) 

EMF 471 Producing for Television (3) 

Choose 15 credits from the following courses and any other EMF courses; 

at least 9 credits must be upper division. 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

EMF 331 Broadcast/Cable Programming (3) 

EMF 355 Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

EMF 375 Broadcast Performance (3) 

EMF 379 Seminar in Television (3) 

EMF 430 The Media Producer (3) 

EMF 455 Directing for Film and Video (3) 

EMF 460 Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

EMF 476 Special Topics in Electronic Media and Film (3) 

EMF 481 Television Journalism (3) 

EMF 495 Independent Study m Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

MCOM 381 Broadcast Journalism (3) 

THEORY AND CRITICISM TRACK (33 credits) 

Writing Requirements (6 credits) 

EMF 311 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 363 History of Film ( 3 ) " 

Criticism Requirement (3 credits) 

EMF 364 Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media (3) 

Theory and Criticism Electives (6 credits) 

Choose 6 credits from the following: 
EMF 368 Genre Theory and Criticism (3) 

EMF 379 Seminar in Television (3) 

EMF 475 Film Analysis (3) 

Production Requirement (3 credits) 

Choose one course from the following: 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio Production I (3) 

EMF 267 Filmmaking I: Basic 16mm Techniques (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

Electives (15 credits) 

Choose 9 credits from among the following, 6 credits of which must be 

upper division. Options not taken in II and III above may also be chosen. 

COMM 379 

EMF 205 

EMF 355 

EMF 377 

MCOM 352 

MCOM 385 

MCOM 433 



Intercultural Communication (3) 

Women and Gender in Film (3) 

Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Media Criticism (3) 

Mass Media and Society (3) 

Media Ethics (3) 



Choose 6 additional credits in Electronic Media and Film courses. 

*No more than 6 credits of independent study and/or internships 
can be applied to the Electronic Media and Film major. 
** This course fulfills the GenEd requirement of category I.D — 
Advanced Composition. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS 

The department participates in the honors program and sponsors 
departmental honors where students pursue independent study 
leading to the completion of a thesis. Students interested in depart- 
mental honors should consult the chair of the department no later 
than the first semester of their junior year. Honors are designated 
on the graduate's transcript and diploma. 



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TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students are required to complete 21 credits in residence 
toward the Electronic Media and Film major. The department will 
accept up to 15 credits of compatible transfer courses. 

MINOR IN ELECTRONIC MEDL\ AND FILM 

The Electronic Media and Film minor requires a total of 24 credits, 
6 credits in approved introductory courses, 3 credits in media writ- 
ing, 3 credits in production and 12 credits in selected elective 
courses. Nine of these credits must be upper division. 

Core Requirements (6 credits) 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

Writing Requirement (3 credits) 

Choose one from following: 

EMF 311 History of Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 363 History of Film (3) * * 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) ' * 

Production Requirements (3 credits) 

Choose one from the following: 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio Production I (3) 

EMF 267 Filmmaking 1: Basic 16mm Production (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

Electives (12 credits) 

Choose 12 credits from the following, plus any courses not taken 

in the requirements listed above. 

EMF 331 

EMF 355 

EMF 364 

EMF 368 

EMF 375 

EMF 379 

EMF 430 

EMF 460 

EMF 475 

EMF 495 



Broadcast/Cable Programming (3) 

Electronic Media and Film Law and Regulation (3) 

Aesthetics of Film and Electronic Media (3) 

Genre Theory and Criticism (3) 

Broadcast Performance (3) 

Seminar in Television (3) 

The Media Producer (3) 

Internship in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 

Film Analysis (3) 

Independent Study in Electronic Media and Film (1-6) 



l)The Pass grading option is not available for these courses. 

2)* No more than 3 credits of independent study/internships can be 
applied to the Electronic Media and Film minor. 

3)The department will transfer into the minor up to 9 credit hours 
of compatible courses. 

4) Students who wish to minor in Electronic Media and Film and 
major in either Mass Communication or Communication 
Studies may apply up to 6 credits simultaneously for satisfac- 
tion of major and minor. 

5)** This course fulfills the GenEd requirement of category I.D — 
Advanced Composition. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION OR 
COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND ELECTRONIC 
MEDLV AND FILM 

Students who wish to double major in Mass Communication or 
Communication Studies and Electronic Media and Film may apply 
up to 9 credits simultaneously for satisfaction of both majors. 



CERTIFICATE IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM 

Students completing the Electronic Media and Film major in the 
Radio/Audio or TelevisionA'ideo Track are eligible for a depart- 
mental Certificate in Broadcast Journalism if they complete the fol- 
lowing five courses as specified below: 



MCOM 255 
MCOM 358 
MCOM 381 
MCOM 407 

MCOM 356 

MCOM 383 



Newswriting (3) 

News Editing (3) 

Broadcast Journalism (3) 

Writing for New Media (3) 

and 

Feature Writing (3) 

or 

News Reporting (3) 



Students must earn a grade equivalent of 3.00 or higher in each of 
the above courses to receive the certificate. Students need to apply 
for the certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 days 
before graduation. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Internship eligibility requirements for Electronic Media and Film 

are as follows: 

1. Junior or senior status 

2. Admitted to the EMF major 

3. Completion of courses related to the area of internship concen- 

tration, specifically: 

• EMF 140 and EMF 271 prior to any television or television 
broadcast journalism-related placement 

• EMF 221 and EMF 267 prior to any film placement 

• EMF 140 and EMF 265 prior to any radio or radio broadcast 
journalism-related placement 

• Cumulative QPA requirement: 2.75 overall; 3.00 in the major. 
Waivers are considered by the department. 

For additional information, contact the Career Center, or the 
Electronic Media and Film department. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Department of Electronic Media and Film offers several schol- 
arships for majors. For more information, contact the department, 
410-704-3184. 

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES 

Department activities include support for the following active stu- 
dent organizations: National Broadcasting Society and the Film 
and Video Society. Students are also encouraged to participate in 
activities such as the Visual Media Laboratory, the campus radio 
stations, XTSR-AM and WTMD-FM, and the campus television 
station, WMJF-TV. 



Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies 



Department of Mass 
Communication and 
Communication Studies 

Professors: Thom Lieb, Richard Vatz, Mark McElreath 

Associate Professors: Charles Flippen {Chair), Beth Haller, 
Jung-Sook Lee, June Yum 

Assistant Professors: Meg Algren, Sean Baker, Kristen Campbell, 
Audra Colvert, Kwangmi Ko-Kim, Kimberly Lauffer 

Instructors: Darren Coins, Virginia Rodino, Ehzabeth Skinner 

Lecturer: Garry Bolan 

Part-time Faculty: Robert G. Allen, Karen Amos, Dan Ashlock, 
Jennifer Atwater, Elizabeth Atwood, Stephen Aug, Chris Baron, 
Jason Black, Scott Borgerding, Phyllis Bosley, John Brain, Peter 
Brinch, Mary Craig, Judith DeCraene, Christine Demkowych, 
Michael DiBari, Holly Dietor, Jean Donnell, Richard Ellsberry, 
Brian Feeney, Mark Fernando, Amy Fink, Caroline Geertz, 
Zack Germroth, Karen Glenn, Robert Graham, Eric Hartsock, 
Jason Heiserman, Carl Hyden, John Kastner, John Kirch, 
Maggie Lears, Joan London, Terri Massie-Burrell, Tony 
Mastromatteo, Jad Melki, Sable Mi, Charles Muth, Michael 
Naver, Carol Norton, Robert Nusgart, Greg Rienzi, Carol 
Ronis, Sam Rubin, Glen Schorr, Mark Seaman, Robert 
Sidelinger, James Stacy, Mark Sullivan, Lisa Turowski, Shelley 
Vaughn, Ann Weir Ventre, Trevor Villet, Elena Wendell, 
Charles Yankovich, Kenneth Yednock 

Administrative Assistants: Mary Hickey, Donna Warrington 

Computer Lab Technician: Richard Ellsberry 

Assistant to the Chair: Janet Seaborg 

Advising Coordinator: Page Miller 

OFFICE 

Media Center 114, 410-704-3431 
Fax: 410-704-3656 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Mass Communication and Communication 
Studies offers the following programs of study: the Communication 
Studies major, the Mass Communication major, minors in both 
Communication Studies and Mass Communication, double majors 
in Political Science and Communication Studies and Political 
Science and Mass Communication, an interdisciplinary cooperative 
program with the departments of Marketing and Management, a 
certificate in Broadcast Journalism, a certificate in Sports 
Communication, a Master of Science in Communications 
Management, and a graduate certificate in Strategic Public 
Relations and Integrated Communications. In addition, the depart- 
ment participates in a multidisciplinary program offering a Master 
of Science in Human Resource Development. 

The department focuses on the study of the structure, processes, 
aesthetics, functions and effects of human communication and 
mass media. In this, one of the most broad-based programs in 
Maryland and the region, students have the opportunity and flexi- 
bility to gain knowledge and skills in a wide array of communica- 
tion fields. In addition, the study of human communication and 
mass media involves strong practical content. 

At the undergraduate level, the department seeks to contribute to 
a broad, liberal education for majors and non-majors by raising 
their level of oral, visual and written communication literacy, as 
well as their critical thinking abilities, by developing their under- 
standing and appreciation of human message exchanges, and by 
recognizing how mass media and speech influence our social, polit- 
ical, artistic and cultural existence. In addition, the department 
seeks to provide knowledge as well as skill needed for future 



employment in print and broadcast journalism, new media, adver- 
tising, and public relations and/or in business, law, government, 
education and consulting wherein communication skills are essential. 
The faculty members of the department are committed to schol- 
arly research and/or creative productions in the department's vari- 
ous areas of expertise. As part of a metropolitan university's role 
in serving the region, the department is pledged to provide service 
to the university and to a larger community in a variety of ways, 
such as through its speech and debate program, affiliation with 
Lambda Pi Eta, American Advertising Foundation, Public 
Relations Group, Society of Professional Journalists, as well as fac- 
ulty and student presentations, workshops and professional net- 
working. 

MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

The general purpose for majoring in Communication Studies is to 
understand and apply the process and function of human commu- 
nication, as well as the foundations of communication theory, to 
students' own discourse and to an evaluation of the discourse of 
others. In addition, the major allows students to develop skills in 
communication as a method of inquiry and advocacy. 

Specifically, the major is intended to accomplish two objectives. 
First, students will be given several different opportunities to devel- 
op personal skills which enable them to secure public and private 
sector positions requiring communication competencies (i.e., 
speaking, writing, critical thinking, and advocacy skills for inter- 
personal, organizational and public settings). Second, students will 
become more liberally educated in personal and societal value 
structures, ethics, cultural heritage and the impact of messages 
upon the individual and society. 

Graduates with majors in Communication Studies have gone on 
to graduate school or careers in the public sector, private industry, 
or education, and in areas such as personnel, sales, lobbying, internal 
(organizational) communication, conference and meeting manage- 
ment, training and development, public affairs, corporate relations, 
law, religion, teaching or communication consulting. 

Graduation Requirements 

All major requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the major. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Option 

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing the 
intermediate (200) level of a foreign language. 

Requirements for the Major 

The Communication Studies major requires a total of 36 credits: 
18 credits in the core, 6 credits of theory and criticism courses, 3 
credits of applied communication courses and 9 credits of electives 
as listed below. 

Required Courses (18 credits) 

COMM 1 15 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM \i\ Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

COMM 21 1 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

COMM 419 Organizational Communication (3) 

COMM 480 Communication Research (3) 

Theory and Criticism Courses (6 credits) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 
COMM 321 Interpersonal Communication (3) 
COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 
MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 
MCOM411 Communication Process (3) 



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Applied Communication Courses (3 credits) 

COMM 216 Group Discussion (3) 

COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

Electives (9 credits) 

COMM 249 Speech and Debate I (1.5) 

COMM 250 Speech and Debate II (1.5) 

COMM 301 Nonverbal Communication (3) 

COMM 349 Speech and Debate III (1.5) 

COMM 350 Speech and Debate IV (1.5) 

COMM 418 Communication Training and Development (3) 

COMM 420 Communication in the Legal Process (3) 

COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

COMM 470 Special Topics in Communication (3) 

COMM 490 Internship in Communication Studies (1-6)* 

COMM 495 Independent Study in Communication Studies (1-6)* 

MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 

MCOM 253 Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications (3) 
Or any of the courses listed above under theory and criticism or applied 
communication. 

*No more than 3 credits of independent study and/or internships can be 
applied toward the Communication Studies major. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students are required to complete 21 credits in residence 
toward the Communication Studies major. The department will 
accept up to 15 credits of compatible transfer courses. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 
AND MASS COMMUNICATION 

Students who wish to complete a double major in Communication 
Studies and Mass Communication may apply up to 12 credits 
simultaneously toward fulfillment of both majors. 

MAJOR/MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 
AND MASS COMMUNICATION 

Students who wish to major in Communication Studies and minor 
in Mass Communication may apply up to 6 credits simultaneously 
toward fulfillment of both major and minor. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 
AND POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Students electing to major in both Communication Studies and 
Political Science must complete the requirements for both majors. 
Following the outline below, students can complete the two majors 
with 60 credits of Communication Studies and Political Science 
courses. Completing these two majors separately requires a mini- 
mum of 72 credits (36 credits in each major). 

I. Required Courses in Political Science (15 credits — see the 

Department of Political Science) 
II. Elective Courses in Political Science (21 credits) 

Note: The Department of Political Science will accept two of the 
following communication studies courses (6 credits) toward ful- 
fillment of the electives in the Political Science major: 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 331 Argument and Advocacy (3) 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 

COMM 420 Communication in the Legal Process (3) 

COMM 470 Special Topics (3)* 

* Topic to be approved by the Department of Political Science 
III. Required Courses in Communication Studies 



A. 



B. 



Required Courses (18 credits - see the Department of Mass 
Communication and Communication Studies) 
Thcorv and Criticism Courses (6 credits) 



C. Applied Communication Courses (3 credits) 

D. Electives (9 credits) 

Note: The Department of Mass Communication and Communication 
Studies will accept two of the following Political Science courses (6 credits) 
toward fulfillment of the electives in the Communication Studies major: 

POSC 301 Political Research I (3) 

POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 381 Presidency (3) 

POSC 383 Congress (3) 

POSC 417 Political Parties (3) 

POSC 459 Simulation and Games (3) 
POSC 470-479 Special Topics (3)* 

* Topic to be approved by the Department of Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies 

MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

The Communication Studies minor requires 24 credits: 15 credits 
in the core, 3 credits of theory and criticism courses, 3 credits of 
applied communication courses and 3 credits of electives as listed 
below. 

Graduation Requirements 

All minor requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the minor. 

Combined Program with Mass Communication 

Students who wish to minor in Communication Studies and major 
in Mass Communication may apply up to 6 credits simultaneously 
toward fulfillment of both major and minor 

Required Core (15 credits) 

(See list under major requirements. All courses which appear there 
are required for the minor with the exception of COMM 480.) 

Theory and Criticism Courses (3 credits) 
(See list under the major requirements.) 

Applied Communication Courses (3 credits) 

(See list under the major requirements.) 

Electives (3 credits) (See list under the major requirements. COMM 
480 may be added to this list.) 

Note: No more than 3 credits of independent study and/or intern- 
ships can be applied toward the Communication Studies minor. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The department will accept up to 9 credits of compatible transfer 
courses toward the minor. 

PRE-MASS COMMUNICATION MAJOR 

Students interested in becoming undergraduate Mass 
Communication majors must become Pre-Mass Communication 
majors (PMCO) and enroll in three required screening courses as 
follows: 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 
Students cannot apply for MCOM as a major until they have 
completed these courses. 

Note: This requirement applies to incoming freshmen, transfer stu- 
dents, currently enrolled Towson University students, and students 
working on a Second Bachelor's degree. 



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Students are eligible to apply for admission to the Mass 
Communication (MCOM) major after completing at least 30 credit 
hours at Towson University or elsewhere, and upon completion of 
the three courses above earning a minimum Quality Point Average 
(QPA) of B (3.00) in these courses. No more than one of the screening 
courses can be repeated for the purpose of determining eligibility. 
PMCO students interested in declaring MCOM as their major 
should submit applications to the department office in order to be 
considered for admission to the program. Attached to these appli- 
cations should be official transcripts showing grades in the three 
courses identified above, including equivalent courses taken at 
other institutions. At least three times a year (fall, spring and sum- 
mer), a group of eligible candidates, namely those who have com- 
pleted the courses listed above and filed application forms with the 
department, will be selected to declare Mass Communication as a 
major. 

Students are reminded that admission to the MCOM major is 
highly competitive and limited to students who complete the 
screening courses, and earn the highest Quality Point Averages 
among applicants. The higher a student's cumulative Quality Point 
Average in at least 30 semester hours, the higher the probability of 
a student being offered admission to the MCOM major. Successful 
completion of the screening courses does not, in itself, guarantee 
admission to the MCOM program. The number selected will be on 
a space-available basis. The criteria used for selection will be the 
cumulative QPA from the three courses noted above, regardless of 
where those courses were taken, and the overall QPA at the time of 
application. The top percentage of students in each grouping will 
be admitted to the major, the specific number being determined by 
the ability of the department to provide the needed courses/experi- 
ences for the majors. Students who are denied may re-apply for 
admission to the major. Appeals may be addressed to the depart- 
ment's Executive Committee. All appeals should be in the form of 
a letter accompanied by a transcript. 

MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION 

The Mass Communication major enables students to learn the 
practical application, structure, processes, aesthetics, responsibili- 
ties and effects of the mass media. The objectives of the Mass 
Communication major are 1) to provide students with appropriate 
training for careers in mass communication and 2) to help students 
become more critical consumers of the media. 

Mass Communication majors are expected to develop and refine 
their visual and written skills; to think critically about ways in 
which the mass media influence society; and, to recognize and 
appreciate the need for a broad and diverse liberal arts education. 

Students who complete the Mass Communication major will 
have many career options, especially in the broadly defined fields 
of print and broadcast journalism, new media, advertising, strate- 
gic public relations and integrated communications. Majors are 
expected to learn how the various fields in mass communication 
are structured and function and to understand how the media are 
converging and the consequences of that convergence. 

Students who complete the Mass Communication major are 
expected to: 

• understand and apply relevant theories of mass communication 

• understand and utilize research in mass communication 

• understand legal issues, statutes and regulations affecting mass 
communication 

• understand and apply ethical principles that can be used to pre- 
vent and resolve potential conflicts and dilemmas in the opera- 
tion of the mass media 

• demonstrate proficiency in writing for the mass media 

• demonstrate competence in the student's chosen track within the 
major 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Option 

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree by completing the 
intermediate (200) level of a foreign language. 



Requirements for the Mass Communication Major 

The Mass Communication major requires 36 credit hours: 9 credits 
in core courses and 27 credits in track courses. Students are 
required to fulfill the requirements of one track. All major require- 
ments must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 
The Pass grading option is not available for courses applicable to 
the major. Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to 
check all prerequisites before registering for any course. 

Required Core Courses for All Three Tracks within the Major 
(9 credits) 

MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3) 

COMM 480 Communication Research (3) 

or 
MCOM 490 Mass Communication Research (3) 

MCOM 350 Media Law (3) 

or 
MCOM 433 Media Ethics (3) 

JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA TRACK (27 credits) 

Note: To begin this track, students should enroll in MCOM 235 Neii's 
Writing (a special permit course). 

Required Basic Courses (12 credits) 

MCOM 255 Newswriting (3) 

MCOM 358 News Edinng (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

One of the following: 

MCOM 391 Photojournalism (3) 

or 
MCOM 4 1 5 Mass Media Graphics ( 3 ) 

Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 credits) 

Choose two of the following: 

MCOM 356 Feature Writing (3) 

MCOM 383 News Reporting (3) 

MCOM 483 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3) 

MCOM 409 Literar)' Journalism (3) 

Track Electives (9 credits) 

Choose from the following and from any courses not already chosen in 

the above groupings: 

MCOM 100 Using Information Effecrively in Mass Communication (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

MCOM 341 Digital Publishing (3) 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 

MCOM 359 Magazine Publishing (3) 

MCOM 381 Broadcast Journalism (3) 

MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 

MCOM 411 Communication Process (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

MCOM 457 Photojournalism II (3) 

MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication (1-6) 

MCOM 479 Special Topics in Journalism (3) 

MCOM 496 Independent Study in Mass Communication (1-6) 

Certificate in Broadcast Journalism 

Students completing the Mass Communication major in the 

Journalism and New Media Track are eligible for a departmental 

Certificate in Broadcast Journalism if they take an additional five 

courses as specified below: 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio Production I (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

or 
EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

MCOM 381 Broadcast Journalism (3) 
EMF 481 Television Journalism (3) 

Students must earn a grade equivalent of 3.00 or higher in each of 
the above courses to receive the certificate. Students need to apply 
for the certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 days 
before graduation. 



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ADVERTISING TRACK (27 credits) 

Note: To begin this track, students should enroll in MCOM 21-4 
Principles of Advertising (a special permit course). 

Required Basic Courses (12 credits) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 
MCOM 323 Advertising Media Planning (3) 
MCOM 447 Advertising Campaigns (3) 

Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 credits) 

MCOM 325 Advertising Copywriting (3) 
Choose one of the following; 
MCOM 255 News Writmg (3) 

or 
MCOM 357 Public Relations Writing (3) 

Track Electives (9 credits) 

The following groupings are designed to help students in their 
selection of electives. Choose from the following and from any 
courses not chosen in the above groupings: 

Advertising 

MCOM 440 Advertising Media Sales (3) 

MCOM 443 International Advertising and Public Relations (3) 

MCOM 445 Corporate and Institutional Advertising (3) 

MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication (1-6) 

MCOM 496 Independent Study in Mass Communication (1-6) 

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication 

MCOM 253 Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications (3) 
MCOM 451 Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 
MCOM 453 Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications Campaigns (3) 
MCOM 459 Professional Issues in Public Relations, Advertising and 

Integrated Communications (3) 
COMM 419 Organizational Communication (3) 
COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

Electronic Media and Film 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

EMF 377 Broadcast/Film Writing (3) 

Journalism 

MCOM 100 Using Information Effectively in Mass Communication (3) 

MCOM 356 Feature Writing (3) 

MCOM 358 News Editing (3) 

MCOM 359 Magazine Publishing (3) 

MCOM 391 Photojournalism I (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

MCOM 415 Mass Media Graphics (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

Media Analysis 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 
MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 
MCOM 411 Communication Process (3) 

Communication Studies 

COMM 1 15 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

COMM 378 Intcrcultural C^ommunication (3) 

Certificate in Advertising 

Students completing a Mass Communication major in the 
Advertising Track are eligible for a departmental Certificate in 
Advertising by having a Quality Point Average equivalent of 3.00 



or higher in the track courses taken at TU and by completing 
MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication. Students need to 
apply for the certificate with documentation of eligibility at least 90 
days before graduation. 

STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS AND INTEGRATED COM- 
MUNICATIONS TRACK (27 credits) 

Note: To begin this track, students should enrol! in MCOM 253 
Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications 
(a special permit course). 

Required Basic Courses (12 credits) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
MCOM 253 Principles of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 

Communications (3) 
COMM 419 Organizational Communication (3) 
MCOM 453 Public Relations and Integrated Communications 

Campaigns (3) 

Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 credits) 

MCOM 357 Public Relations Writing (3) 

Choose one of the following: 

MCOM 325 Advertising Copywriting (3) 

or 
MCOM 255 Newswriting (3) 

Track Electives (9 credits) 

The following groupings are designed to help students in their 
selection of electives. Choose from the following groupings and 
from any courses not chosen in the above groupings: 

Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications 

MCOM 451 Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations (3) 
MCOM 459 Professional Issues in Public Relations, Advertising 

and Integrated Communications (3) 
MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication (1-6) 
MCOM 496 Independent Study in Mass Communication (1-6) 

Advertising 

MCOM 214 Principles of Advertising (3) 

MCOM 323 Advertising Media Planning (3) 

MCOM 440 Advertising Media Sales (3) 

MCOM 443 International Advertising and Public Relations (3) 

MCOM 445 Corporate or Institutional Advertising (3) 

MCOM 447 Advertising Campaigns (3) 

Electronic Media and Film 

EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film and Media Production (3) 

EMF 265 Radio Production I (3) 

EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

EMF 273 Electronic Field Production (3) 

EMF 3 77 Broadcast/Film Writing ( 3 ) 

Journalism 

MCOM 100 Using Information Effectively in Mass Communication (3) 

MCOM 356 Feature Writing (3) 

MCOM 358 News Editing (3) 

MCOM 359 Magazine Publishing (3) 

MCOM 383 News Reporting (3) 

MCOM 391 Photo|ournalism 1 (3) 

MCOM 407 Writing for New Media (3) 

MCOM 415 Mass Media Graphics (3) 

MCOM 43 1 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

Media Analysis 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 
MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 
MCOM 41 1 Communication Process (3) 



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Communication Studies 

COMM 115 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking (3) 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communication (3) 

COMM 422 Conference and Meeting Management (3) 

Certificate in Strategic Public Relations and Integrated 
Communications 

Students completing a Mass Communication major in the Strategic 
Public Relations and Integrated Communications Track are eligible 
for a departmental Certificate in Strategic Public Relations and 
Integrated Communications by having a Quality Point Average 
equivalent of 3.00 or higher in the track courses taken at TU and 
by completing MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication. 
Students need to apply for the certificate with documentation of eli- 
gibility at least 90 days before graduation. 

Certificate in Sports Communication 

Students completing a Mass Communication major in the 
Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communications (SPRIC) 
Track are eligible for a departmental Certificate in Sports 
Comjnunication if they fulfill the following: 

Complete the following SPRIC Track electives: (9 credits) 
EMF 140 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) 

EMF 221 Principles of Film &: Media Production (3) 

EMF 265 Radio/Audio Production I (3) 

or 
EMF 271 Television Studio Production (3) 

Complete one of the following courses outside the SPRIC Track: 
EMF 365 Radio/Audio Production II (3) 

or 
E.MF 373 Electronic Field Production (3) 

or 
EMF 403 Sportscasting (3) 

Complete three of the following kinesiology courses: (9 credits) 

KNES 349 The Modern Olympic Games (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 355 Psychology of Sport (3) 

KNES 357 Sport in Film (3) 

KNES 441 The American Woman in Sport (3) 

KNES 451 History of American Sport (3) 

Notes about the major: 

1) Students must complete at least 18 credits of upper-level course 
work in the major. 

2) No more than 6 credits of independent study and/or internships 
can be applied to the Mass Communication major. 

3) The Pass grading option is not available for courses applied to 
the major. 

4) Students who wish to double major in Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies may apply up to 12 credits simultane- 
ously for satisfaction of both majors. Students who wish to 
major in Mass Communication and minor in Communication 
Studies may apply 6 credits simultaneously for satisfaction of 
both major and minor. 

5) Students who wish to double major in Mass Communication and 
Electronic Media and Film may apply up to 9 credits simultane- 
ously for satisfaction of both majors. Students who wish to 
major in Mass Communication and minor in Electronic Media 
and Film may apply 6 credits simultaneously for satisfaction of 
both major and minor. 

6) Transfer students are required to take 21 hours in residence in 
their major area. The department will transfer up to 15 semester 
hours of compatible courses. 



7) In fulfilling the requirements for the Mass Communication 
major, students may choose the option of satisfying requirements 
for both the Advertising and the Strategic Public Relations and 
Integrated Communications tracks. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION AND 
POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Students electing to major in both Mass Communication and 
Political Science must complete the requirements for both majors. 
Following the outline below, students can complete the two majors 
with 60 credits of Mass Communication and Political Science 
courses. Completing these two majors separately requires a mini- 
mum of 72 credits (36 credits in each major). 
I. Mass Communication 

A. Required Core Courses (9 credits) 

B. Required Track Courses (12 credits) 

C. Required Professional Skills Writing Courses (6 credits) 

D. Electives (9 credits) 

Note: The department will accept two of the following political sci- 
ence courses (6 credits) toward fulfillment of the electives in the Mass 
Communication major: 



POSC 301 
POSC 340 
POSC 375 
POSC 381 
POSC 383 
POSC 417 
POSC 459 
POSC 470-479 



Political Research I (3) 
Comparative Public Policy (3) 
Public Administration (3) 
Presidency (3) 
Congress (3) 
Political Parties (3) 
Simulation and Games (3) 
Special Topics (3)* 



Topic to be approved by the Department of Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies 



Political Science 

A. Required Courses in Political Science (15 credits — 
Department of Political Science) 

B. Elective Courses in Political Science (21 credits) 



see the 



Note: The Department of Political Science will accept two of the fol- 
lowing mass communication courses (6 credits) toward fulfillment of 
the electives in the Political Science major: 

MCOM 350 Media Law (3) 

MCOM 352 Media Criticism (3) 

MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 

MCOM 431 Public Opinion and the Press (3) 

MCOM 433 Media Ethics (3) 

MARKETING INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIALIZATION 

FOR MASS COMMUNICATION 

The Marketing Interdisciplinary Specialization for Mass 
Communication requires completion of the Mass Communication 
major in the Public Relations or Advertising Track and 15 credits 
as listed below. Students must earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher in each required course below. Students completing this spe- 
cialization will receive a departmental certificate. Students need to 
apply for the certificate in the Department of Marketing office with 
documentation of eligibility at least 90 days before graduation. 

Marketing Specialization 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 
MKTG 345 Advertising Management (3) 
MKTG 351 Sales Management (3) 
MKTG 425 Buyer Behavior Analysis (3) 
MKTG 445 International Marketing (3) 



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MINOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION 

The Mass Communication minor requires a total of 24 credits: 9 
credits in required core courses, 6 credits of approved writing 
courses and 9 credits of upper-division electives (see major listings). 

Core Required Courses (9 credits) 

(See list under the major requirements.) 

Writing Courses (6 credits) 

(See list under the major requirements.) 

Electives (9 credits) 

Any upper-division courses listed under electives for the major. 

Note: No more than 3 credits of independent study and/or 
internships can be applied toward the Mass Communication 



Graduation Requirements 

All minor requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent 
of 2.00 or higher. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applicable toward the minor. 

Combined Programs with Electronic Media and Film and 
Communication Studies 

Students who wish to minor in Mass Communication and major in 
either Electronic Media and Film or Communication Studies may 
apply up to 6 credits simultaneously toward fulfillment of both 
major and minor. 

Transfer Credit Policy 

The department will accept up to 9 credits of compatible transfer 
courses toward the minor. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Internship eligibility requirements for Communication Studies and 
Mass Communication are as follows: 

1. Junior or senior status 

2. Major must be declared 

3. Completion of courses related to the area of internship 
concentration, specifically: 

• MCOM 101 and 255 prior to any print journalism placement 

• MCOM 101 and 253 prior to any public relations placement 

• MCOM 101 and 214 prior to any advertising placement 

• COMM 115 and 131 prior to any Communication Studies 
placement 

4. QPA requirement: 2.75 overall; 3.00 in the major. Waivers are 
considered by the department. 



DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

The Patrick J. O'Connell Memorial Scholarship is available for 
Mass Communication students with a special interest in broadcast 
journalism, journalism, advertising or public relations. Other 
scholarships include the Eddie Ballard Award for Journalism, the 
O'Connor Radio Broadcasting Scholarship, the Sam Lacy Sports 
Communication Scholarship, the Jamie Parker Memorial 
Scholarship, the George Rogers Jr. Memorial Scholarship, the 
Murfin Scholarship, the Public Relations Society of America 
Scholarship and speech and debate program scholarships. For 
scholarship information and deadlines, contact the department 
scholarship coordinator. 

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES 

Department activities include support for the following student 
organizations: Speech and Debate Team, Pi Kappa Delta (national 
honorary forensic society). Pi Lambda Eta (national honorary soci- 
ety in communication), the American Advertising Foundation 
Chapter, the Public Relations Student Group, and the Society for 
Professional Journalists. 

HONORS PROGRAM 

Through its departmental honors program, the mass communica- 
tion faculty recognizes students for academic excellence. Mass 
Communication majors with an overall Grade Point Average of 
3.25 and a 3.50 in their major are eligible to participate in the pro- 
gram. To graduate with honors in Mass Communication, students 
must complete 6 credit hours in MCOM Independent Study and 
MCOM 499 Honors Thesis. In addition, the student is required to 
make an oral presentation to the Thesis Committee, which is open 
to the public. At graduation, students will be recognized for honors 
both on the diploma and permanent transcript. Students interested 
in departmental honors should consult with the department's honors 
coordinator no later than the first semester of their junior year. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

Information regarding the various graduate programs is included in 
the Graduate Catalog. The department offers a master's degree in 
Communications Management, and a certificate in Strategic Public 
Relations and Integrated Communications. 



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Department of Music 

Professors: Cecylia Barczyk, Terry B. Ewell (Chair), Michael 
Jothen, William Kleinsasser, Paul Rardin, Dale Rauschenberg, 
Reynaldo Reyes, Carl B. Schmidt, Zoltan Szabo 

Associate Professors: James Anthony, Leneida Crawford, Cristina 
Magaldi, Alicia Mueller, Gerald Phillips, Dana Rothlisberger, 
Donald Watts 

Assistant Professors: Marguerite Baker, Phillip Collister, Joshua 
Davis, Michael Decker, Luis Engeike, David Kim-Boyle, 
Jonathan Leshnoff, Christine Limb, Diane Luchese, Eva 
Mengelkoch 

Part-time Faculty.': Jeffrey Au, Michael Bayes, Alan Blackman, 
Graham Breedlove. Michael Bunn, Benjamin Chouinard, 
Lawrence E. Crawford, Ryan DeRyke, Victor Dvoskin, Jason 
Ferrante, Laurie Flint, Joanna Greenwood, Harold E. Griswold, 
Berte Hankin, Michelle Humphreys, Bernard Hynson, Mary 
Claire Ingalls, Nancy Larson, Niki Lee, David Lewis, Stephen 
Lilly, Henry Lowe, Mark McCoy, Martha McCoy, James 
McFalls, .Ah Young Matejicka, Philip Munds, Timothy 
Murphy, Alia Murrill, Sara Nichols, Sherrie Norwitz, N. Scott 
Robinson. Phil Snedecor, Leslie Starr, Granville Wilson, David 
Yarbrough 

Assistant to the Chairperson: Mary Ann Criss 

Computer/Audio Manager: John Spivey 

OFFICE 

Center for the Arts 374, 410-704-2839 
www.towson.edu/music 

ADMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT 

Degree programs in music are fully accredited with the National 
Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for 
.\ccreditation of Teacher Education. 

The Music major is a screened major. Admission to the Music 
major is granted only by the department, contingent upon a per- 
formance audition. Admission to the university does not guarantee 
acceptance as a Music major or minor. Further, continuance in the 
major is contmgent on a number of evaluative processes established 
by the department. Proper course planning and regular meetings 
with advisers are key to timely completion of the programs in four 
years. Students are responsible for determining the progress and 
completion of their degree programs. 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Music offers two professional degree programs 
(Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science in Music Education) 
and one liberal arts degree program (Bachelor of Science in Music). 
The concentrations within the two professional degree programs 
are outlined on the following pages. 

Although there are courses common to all degree programs and 
concentrations within those programs, each program is designed 
with its own special requirements, especially in the junior and sen- 
ior years. Those requirements are found on the following pages. 

A Music minor is available for those students who desire to pur- 
sue music studies as a secondary field. 

REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Private Lessons and Master Classes 

Every Music major must enroll for private lessons on an instrument 
or in voice with an instructor provided by the university. All stu- 
dents enrolled for private vocal or instrumental lessons are required 
to attend a weekly master class. Activities in master classes range 
from topics concerning the instrument, prevention of performance 
injuries, pedagogy and performances by students, faculty and guest 
artists. 



Evaluative Processes Comprising the Screened Major 

The following items comprise the various evaluative processes stu- 
dents must successfully negotiate if they are to continue in and 
complete the Music major. 

Juries and Upper-division Juries 

All students must perform before a faculty jury at the end of each 
semester in which they are enrolled in private vocal or instrumental 
lessons. 

To enroll in 300-ievel private lessons, students must complete the 
upper-division, double-length jury examination. 

Keyboard Proficiency 

Music majors must reach the level of keyboard proficiency estab- 
lished for their specific degree and concentration. For Music 
Education majors, a keyboard proficiency exam is scheduled on the 
Friday of the first week of fall and spring semester classes. 
Successful completion of Keyboard Proficiency is required for 
enrollment in Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the 
Elementary School (MUED 306) or Methods of Teaching Vocal- 
General Music in the Elementary School (MUED 307). 

The Bachelor of Music degree allows students to satisfy the 
Kevboard Proficiencv requirement bv passing Piano Class I (MUSA 
190), Piano Class II (MUSA 191), and Piano Class lU (MUSA 290). 
Keyboard Performance majors, however, are exempt from Piano 
Class I, Piano Class 11, and Piano Class 111, but must satisfy the key- 
board proficiency requirement by passing Keyboard Harmony and 
Sight Reading 1 (MUSC 313) and Kevboard Harmony and Sight 
Reading II (MUSC 314). 

Recital Attendance 

All Music majors are required to attend three faculty, guest artist or 
evening honors recitals; two ensemble and two student recitals dur- 
ing each semester of their freshman, sophomore and junior enroll- 
ment (totaling 42 events over 6 semesters). Convocation and day- 
time honors recitals are mandatory and do not count toward the 
total. 

For transfer students, the numbers are pro-rated according to the 
number of semesters they will attend Towson and after discussion 
with the department chairperson. 

Students who do not meet attendance requirements are granted 
a one-semester grace period. Otherwise, they may be denied per- 
mission to continue to register as Music majors. Appeals are heard 
by the department chairperson. 

Recital requirements prior to fall 2004 will not be altered. 

Degree Recitals 

The Music Education Concentrations and the Composition 
Concentration require a senior recital. The Performance 
Concentrations require both junior and senior recitals. Students 
pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Music may choose to perform a 
recital as their capstone experience. 

Students must enroll in private lessons the semester they present 
a recital. Senior recital may not be taken during the same semester 
as student teaching. 

Ensembles 

All Music majors are required to participate in ensembles. 
Ensembles will be varied in both size and nature. Each degree pro- 
gram and/or concentration has its own set of expectations. These 
are listed on the following pages. 

Contact the Department of Music for information concerning 
times and requirements for ensemble auditions. Most auditions are 
scheduled during the first week of classes. If a student registers for 
an ensemble and is not selected, it is the student's responsibility to 
officially drop the ensemble from his or her schedule through the 
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Graduation Requirements 

Majors must earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in all Music 
major courses, ensembles and lessons. This includes foreign lan- 
guages and Music Education core courses required of degree pro- 
grams. The Pass grading option is not available for courses applied 
to the major. 

In addition to the required Music major courses, students must 
fulfill the General Education requirements found in the University 
Curriculum section in this catalog. Notes: (1) GenEd II.B.l is ful- 
filled by MUSC 201 and (2) GenEd I.D is fulfilled by MUSC 302. 
University regulations require students to accrue no fewer than 32 
upper-division (300-400) credits for graduation. 

The department also supports the Early Childhood and 
Elementary Education programs by offering individual Methods of 
Teaching Music for each instructional level. In addition, a specific 
section of Music Fundamentals is offered for majors in the 
Department of Dance. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer of major credits is based upon an audition, a review of 
transcripts and an interview with the department chairperson. 
Transfer students must meet with the department chairperson 
immediately after matriculating. 

All Music majors must complete a minimum of 24 major credits 
at Towson University, all of which are upper-level (300-400) courses. 

All Music minors must complete a minimum of 12 credits at 
Towson University that meet the upper-division electives require- 
ment in Section II of the Minor in Music section in this catalog. 

Major in Music Education - 
Bachelor of Science Degree 

Students majoring in Music Education are required to complete the 
courses listed below, the Music Education Professional Core 
Courses and the GenEd requirements. Students choose either the 
Instrumental Music Education Concentration or the Vocal-General 
Music Education Concentration. 

Successful completion of the program certifies students to teach 
music at the K-12 level in Maryland (and other states with which 
reciprocal agreements exist). Certification requires successful com- 
pletion of courses and requirements in a selected degree program, 
a criminal background check, the Praxis Examination parts I and 
II, and the Towson University speech and hearing screenings. 

Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program 

All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education pro- 
gram are required to complete a Criminal Background Disclosure 
Form. This form is to be notarized and sent to the director of the 
Center for Professional Practice, Hawkins Hall, room 302, to be 
kept on file. 

Requirements for Internship and/or Student Teaching 

Effective fall 1999, all pre-service students in Teacher Education 
programs, whose program of study requires an intensive/extensive 
internship or student teaching experience in a public or private 
school setting (pre-K through 12), are required to complete and file 
a Criminal Background Disclosure Form (see above). 

To register for student teaching, all pre-service students must 
complete and submit their scores on the Praxis I, Academic Skills 
Assessments, to the Center for Professional Practice (CPP). 
Information on the Praxis tests is available in the CPP Office, 
Hawkins Hall, room 302. 



INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC EDUCATION 
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (65-66 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private Lessons in one instrument or percussion area (7) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (8.5) 

Wind and Percussion students: two semesters in lower- 
division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (2); three semes- 
ters in upper-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3); 
one semester in ensemble other than Symphonic Band, 
Marching Band, or Orchestra ( 1 ); two semesters in 
Marching Band (2); one semester in Conducting Lab 
Ensemble (.5) 

String students: three semesters in lower-division 
Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3); three semesters in 
upper-division Symphonic Band or Orchestra (3);one 
semester in ensemble other than Symphonic Band, 
Marching Band, or Orchestra (1); one semester in 
Marching Band (1); one semester in Conducting Lab 
Ensemble (.5) 

MUSA 498 Senior Recital (I) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S., Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUED201 Brass Class I (1) 

MUED202 Brass Class II (I) 

MUED 203 Lower String Class ( 1 ) 

MUED 204 Upper String Class ( 1 ) 

MUED 205 Woodwind Class I ( 1 ) 

MUED 206 Woodwind Class II ( 1 ) 

MUED 207 Percussion Class I ( 1 ) 

MUED 208 Percussion Class II ( 1 ) 

MUED 210 Voice Class (1) 

MUED 220 Percussion Workshop (percussion students only) (1) 

MUED 301 Marching Band Techniques (.5) 

MUED 306 Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the 
Elementary School (4) 

MUED 307 Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the 
Secondary School (2) 

Music Education Professional Core Courses (30 credits*) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in K-12 Content Areas (3)* 

MUED 310 Introduction to Music in Special Education (3) 

MUED 391 Elementary Student Teaching (6) 

MUED 392 Secondary Student Teaching (6) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

*The Maryland State Department of Education requires 6 credit hours in 

reading instruction. ELED 324 partially fulfills this requirement. Music 

Education majors must consult the Music Education faculty for details 

regarding the remaining 3 credit hours required. 

VOCAL-GENERAL MUSIC EDUCATION 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (60-61 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in one area (7) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (7-8) 

Keyboard students: (8 semesters): four in Chorale or 
Choral Society; one in Music for the Stage; and three 
selected from Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble- 
Vocal, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, World Music Ensemble, 
Music Theatre Chorus; and Solo and Ensemble 
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Vocal students: (7 semesters): three in Chorale or Choral 
Societ>'; one in Music for the Stage; one selected from 
Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble-Vocal, Jazz 
Ensemble-Combo, World Music Ensemble, Music Theatre 
Chorus; and 2 elective credits from any of the above (only 
one of which ma)' he m Music for the Stage) 
Guitar students: (8 semesters): four in Chorale or Choral 
Society; one in Music for the Stage; one selected from 
Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble- Vocal, Music 
Theatre Chorus, Jazz Ensemble-Combo, or World Music 
Ensemble; and two in an instrumental ensemble m which 
the student plays guitar 

MUSA 498 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship 1 (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 TheonIII(2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western .Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western .Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 

MUSC as Choral and Instrumental .Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914-Present (3) 

MUED 209 Teaching Guitar in the Classroom |2) 

MUED 210 Voice Class (guitar and keyboard students only) (1) 

.MUED 307 Methods of Teaching Vocal-General Music in the 
Elementary School (4) 

.MUED 309 .Methods of Teaching Vocal-General Music in the 
Secondary School (2) 

.MUED 337 Teaching Choral Music in the Elementary and Secondary 
School (2) 

Music Education Professional Core Courses (30 credits*) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in K-12 Content Areas (3) 

MUED 310 Introduction to .Music in Special Education (3) 

MUED 391 Elementary Student Teaching (6) 

MUED 392 Secondary Student Teaching (6) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

*The .Maryland State Department of Education requires 6 credit hours in 

reading instruction. ELED 324 partially fulfills this requirement. Music 

Education majors must consult the .Music Education faculty for details 

regarding the remaining 3 credit hours require 

MAJOR IN MUSIC - 
BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE 

Students concentrating in Composition, Jazz/Commercial 
Performance, Jazz/Commercial Composition, or Performance are 
required to complete the courses listed below and the GenEd 
requirements. 

COMPOSITION CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 

(81 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in a single medium (6) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — Students should register for a diversity of size 
and style in ensembles with a minimum of two different 
ensembles. The choice and availability of ensembles will 
depend on the particular performance area and level of 
each student. (8) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 200 Private Composition lessons (2) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 

MUSA 300 Private Composition lessons (4) 

MUSA 400 Private Composition lessons (4) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital ( 1 ) 

MUED 210 Voice Class (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory- I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 



MUSC 133 .Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 .Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 135 Computer .Applications (3) 

.MUSC 231 TheorvIII(2) 

.MUSC 232 Theorv IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western .Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western .Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 

or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 414 Counterpoint (3) 

MUSC 431 Advanced .\rranging (3) 

MLISC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 



GUITAR PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 

(82 credits) 

Private guitar lessons (16) 

Ensembles (12) 

4 credits Guitar Ensemble, 4 credits any vocal 

ensemble, 4 credits any ensemble 

Piano Class I (1) 

Piano Class II (1) 

Piano Class III (1) 

Junior Recital (1) 

Senior Recital (1) 

Theory I (2) 

Theory II (2) 

Musicianship I (2) 

Musicianship II (2) 

Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

Theory III (2) 

Theory FV (2) 

.Musicianship III (2) 

Musicianship IV (2) 

Western Music to 1750(3) 

Western .Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

Choral Conducting (3) 



MUSC XXX 
MUSA XXX 



MUSA 190 
MUSA 191 
MUSA 290 
MUSA 399 
MUSA 499 
MUSC 131 
MUSC 132 
MUSC 133 
MUSC 134 
MUSC 201 
MUSC 231 
MUSC 232 
.MUSC 233 
.MUSC 234 
MUSC 301 
MUSC 302 
MUSC 305 
MUSC 327 



MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 405 Western .Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

.MUSC 409 History and Literature of Guitar, Lute and Vihuela (3) 

MUSC 462 Guitar Pedagogy 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

JAZZ/COMMERCLAL COMPOSFHON CONCENTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS (80 credits) 

.MUSA XXX Private lessons in a single medium (6) 

.MUSA x.\x Ensembles — 4 semesters among a minimum of two 

different jazz ensembles, 4 semesters in other ensembles (8) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class II (1) 

MUSA 200 Composition private lessons (2) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 

MUSA 300 Composition private lessons (4) 

MUSA 400 Composition private lessons (4) 

.MUSA 499 Senior Recital ( 1 ) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship U (2) 

MUSC 135 Computer Applications (3) 

MUSC 201 .Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theor>' FV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship FV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western .Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western .Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the .Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 320 Jazz Theory and Improvisation 1(3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 



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MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 426 Jazz History (3) 

MUSC 427 Jazz Arranging (3) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC elective (3) 

JAZZ/COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (82 credits) 

MUSC XXX Private lessons (16) 

Saxophone majors — 8 credits jazz/commercial saxophone 
and 8 credits in at least one woodwind double; bass 
majors — 8 credits acoustic, 8 credits electric; guitar 
majors — 8 credits jazz/commercial guitar, 8 credits classi- 
cal or other fretted instruments; percussion majors — 8 
credits drum set, 8 credits mallets, timpani, multiple per- 
cussion; other instruments — 8 credits of jazz/commercial 
in primary instrument, 8 credits of 100- and 200-level 
classical lessons in primary instrument; voice majors — 8 
credits in jazz/commercial voice, 8 credits in 100- and 
200-level voice lessons 

MUSC XXX Ensembles — 8 semesters among a minimum of three jazz 
ensembles; 6 semesters of other ensembles (14) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music m the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 23i Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750(3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 320 Jazz Theory and Improvisation I (3) 

MUSC 322 Jazz Theory and Improvisation II (3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 426 lazz History (3) 

MUSC 427 Jazz Arranging (3) 

MUSC 443 Instrumental Pedagogy (1) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC elective (3) 

KEYBOARD PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS (Piano) (83 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private piano lessons ( 16) 

MUSA XXX Private pipe organ, harpsichord or voice lessons (2) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — 5 semesters in Solo/Ensemble Accompanying, 

2 credits in anv other ensemble (7) 

MUSA 399 Junior RecitalH) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 313 Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading I (2) 

MUSC 314 Keyboard Harmonv and Sight Reading U (2) 

MUSC 327 Choral Ctmducting (3) 

or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 ('horal and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 414 Ciounterpoint (3) 

MUSC 419 Keyboard Literature (3) 

MUSC 460 Piano Pedagogy (3) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC^ electives (9) 



KEYBOARD PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION 
REQUIREMENTS (Pipe Organ) (81 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private pipe organ lessons (16) 

MUSA XXX Private piano lessons (2) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — six semesters in choral ensembles, one in any 

other ensemble (7) 

MUSC 399 lunior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUED210 Voice Class (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750(3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 313 Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading I (2) 

MUSC 314 Keyboard Harmony and Sight Reading II (2) 

MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 

or 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 414 Counterpoint (3) 

MUSC 419 Keyboard Literature (3) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

VOICE PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATION 

REQUIREMENTS (83 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private voice lessons (16) 

MUSA x.xx Ensembles — 4 credits in Chorale or Choral Society, 4 

credits in Music for the Stage, and 4 credits in any vocal 

ensemble (12) 
MUSA 190 Piano Class (1) 
MUSA 191 Piano Class 11(1) 
MUSA 290 Piano Class III (1) 
MUSA 399 lunior Recital (1) 
MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 
MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 
MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 
MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 
MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 
MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analvtic Emphasis (3) 
MUSC 231 TheorvIII(2) 
MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 
MUSC 233 Musicianship III (2) 
MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 245 Diction for Singers I (English and Italian) (2) 
MUSC 246 Diction for Singers II (French and German) (2) 
MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 
MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 
MUSC 327 Choral Conducting (3) 
MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 
MUSC 406 Survey of Solo Voice Literature (3) 
MUSC 442 Vocal'Pedagogy (3) 
MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 
Intermediate level in German, French or Italian (12) 

WINDS, STRINGS, PERCUSSION PERFORMANCE 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (84 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in one instrument or percussion area (16) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles — eight semesters in either Symphonic Band or 
Orchestra; eight semesters of other instrumental ensem- 
bles (16) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSA 191 Piano Class II (1) 

MUSA 290 Piano Class III (I) 

MUSA 399 junior Recital (1) 

MUSA 499 Senior Recital (1) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 



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iVlUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) 

MUSC 134 Musicianship II (2) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 231 Theory III (2) 

MUSC 232 Theory IV (2) 

MUSC 233 Musicianship 111 (2) 

MUSC 234 Musicianship IV (2) 

MUSC 301 Western Music to 1750 (3) 

MUSC 302 Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

MUSC 329 Instrumental Conducting (3) 

MUSC 335 Choral and Instrumental Arranging (3) 

MUSC 405 Western Music from 1914 to the Present (3) 

MUSC 443 Instrumental Pedagogy (1) 

MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (9) 

MAJOR IN MUSIC — BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 
DEGREE 

The Bachelor of Science in Music is designed for students seeking a 
liberal arts degree in music. The curriculum of this program is 
designed to assure that students receive a solid grounding in the 
fundamentals of music theory and history, take individual instruc- 
tion in applied music, and will participate in musical ensembles 
appropriate to their area of musical training. The Department of 
Music strongly recommends the completion of the intermediate 
level of a foreign language. Students are encouraged to pursue a 
minor in a related or complementary field of study. 

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Music 
must take one course in one of the arts outside of music (visual arts, 
theater, or dance) either within their General Education credits or 
within their 30 elective credits. 

Students must also undertake one of the following 3-credit cap- 
stone experiences demonstrating mastery of some area of their 
study. Selection of this capstone experience will be made through 
the student's adviser and must be approved by the department 
chairperson. 

Music Performance and Senior Recital 

Students who choose music performance as their principal area of 
competency must complete at least 2 credits of applied music at the 
upper-division level and complete the 1 -credit course MUSA 497 
{Senior Recital for Bachelor of Science in Music Degree). (Students 
must be enrolled for applied lessons concurrently with Senior 
Recital.) 

Senior Thesis/Project 

Students may choose to write a senior thesis under the direction of 
a faculty adviser. These candidates must successfully complete 
MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music. 

Music Internship 

Students who pursue training in a cognate area such as music busi- 
ness, arts administration, or some other appropriate professional 
field must demonstrate competence in that field through the suc- 
cessful completion of MUSC 497 Internship in Music. 



DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Total minimum credits to complete 
Bachelor of Science degree are 120. 

Music Requirements (31 credits) 

MUSC 131 
MUSC 132 
MUSC 133 
MUSC 134 
MUSC 201 
MUSC 231 
MUSC 301 
MUSC 302 
MUSC 421 



the major in Music 



Theory I (2) 

Theory- II (2) 

Musicianship 1 (2) 

Musicianship II (2) 

Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

Theory III (2) 

Western Music to 1750(3) 

Western Music from 1750-1914 (3) 

Music in the U.S. (3) 



MUSC 426 Jazz History (3) 

or 
MUSC 471 Special Topics in World Music (3) 
MUSC XXX Upper-division MUSC electives (6) 

Applied and Music Elective Requirements (20 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private Lessons (6) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (4) 

MUSA 190 Piano Class 1(1) 

MUSC, MUSA (ensembles only), or MUED electives (6) 

MUSC or MUSA Capstone Experience (3) 

General Education requirements (38-40 credits) and free electives 
(no MUSC, MUED, or MUSA courses) (30-32 credits) (com- 
bined — 69 credits minimum) 

MINOR IN MUSIC 

The Music minor, available for students who desire to pursue music 
studies as a secondary field, requires 24-25 credits. Music minors 
are required to have a department adviser to assist with building 
meaningful schedules. The minor consists of two tracks: Music 
Performance and Music Literature. Students who intend to minor 
in Music are advised to so declare in their freshman year. 
Acceptance to the Performance Track is by prior audition only. 
Students accepted into this track must discuss with their applied 
teacher how they will logically progress to the final recital. Students 
in the Literature Track must complete all lower-division require- 
ments before moving to upper-division courses. MUSC 131 and 
MUSC 133 must be taken concurrently. 

Students must attain a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher for 
courses applied to the minor. The Pass grading option is not avail- 
able for courses applied to the minor. 

Performance Track (24-25 credits) 

MUSA XXX Private lessons in one discipline (at least two at the upper- 
division level) (8) 

MUSA XXX Ensembles (3) 

MUSA 399 Junior Recital (1) 

MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 
or 

MUSC 106 Honors Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 

MUSC 105 Music Theory for Non-Majors (3) 
or 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 
and 

MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) (must be taken concurrently with 
MUSC 131) 

MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

MUSC 305 Survey of the Music Industry (3) 

Literature Track (25 credits) 

MUSC 131 Theory I (2) 

and 
MUSC 133 Musicianship I (2) (must be taken concurrently with 

MUSC 131) 
MUSC 132 Theory II (2) 
MUSC 101 Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 

or 
MUSC 106 Honors Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage (3) 
MUSC 201 Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (3) 

One course selected from the following (3): 

MUSC 110 Honors Introduction to World Music (3) 

MUSC 112 World Music: The Americas, Africa and West Europe (3) 

MUSC 113 World Music: East Europe, Asia and the Middle East (3) 

One course selected from the following (3): 
MUSC 123 Jazz History for Non-Majors (3) 
MUSC 125 Honors jazz History for Non-Majors (3) 
MUSC 127 Elements and History of Rock Music (3) 
MUSC 205 Women in Western Music (3) 



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upper-division electives selected from the following 

(one from each group) (6): 

Group I 

MUSC301 Western Music to 1750(3) 

MUSC 402 Music of the Baroque Period (3) 

MUSC 403 Music of the Classical Period (3) 

MUSC 404 Music of the Romantic Period (3) 

Group n 

MUSC 406 Survey of Vocal Literature (3) 

MUSC 41 1 Survey of Opera (3| 

MUSC 413 Symphonic Literature (3) 

MUSC 421 Music in the U.S. (3) 

MUSC 426 Jazz History (3) 

MUSC 471-478 Special Topics (3) 

MUSC 493 Independent Research in Music (written paper) (1) 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

The department also offers courses for non-Music majors. These 
courses are primarily taken to satisfj' GenEd requirements and 
include the following: 
MUSC 100 

MUSC 101 

MUSC 105 
MUSC 106 

MUSC no 

MUSC 111 
MUSC 112 

MUSC 113 

MUSC 123 
MUSC 125 
MUSC 127 
MUSC 201 
MUSC 205 



Information Gathering and Assessment in Music 
(GenEd l.B) (3) 

Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage 
(GenEd II.C.l) (3) 

Music Theory for Non-Majors (GenEd II.C.l) (3) 
Honors Introduction to Music of the Western Heritage 
(GenEd II.C.l) (3) 

Honors World Music (GenEd II.D) (3) 
Introduction to Music in the U.S. (GenEd II.B.l) (3) 
World Music: The Americas, .Africa and West Europe 
(GenEd II.D) (3) 

World Music: East Europe, Asia and the Middle East 
(GenEd II.D) (3) 

Jazz History for Non-Majors (GenEd II.B.l) (3) 
Honors Jazz History for Non-Majors (GenEd II.B.l) (3) 
Elements and History of Rock Music (GenEd II.B.l) (3) 
Music in the U.S.; Analytic Emphasis (GenEd II.B.l) (3) 
Women in Western .Music (GenEd II.C.3) (3) 



PERFORMING ENSEMBLES 

Non-Music majors/minors are encouraged to audition for per- 
forming ensembles at the beginning of each semester. A complete 
list of ensemble offerings can be found under Course Descriptions 
for "Music Applied (MUSA) - Ensembles" in this catalog. (No 
audition is required for MUSA 150/350 Choral Socierv, MUSA 
160/360 Marching Band or MUSA 170/370 World Music 
Ensemble). For further information, contact the department at 410- 
704-2836. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Department of Music offers two graduate degrees: a Master of 
Science in Music Education and a Master of Music in either 
Performance or Composition. A Certificate of Music is also 
offered. A Certificate in Music: Dalcroze-Orff-Kodaly emphasis 
may be completed during summer sessions. 

Other areas of emphasis may involve the fall, spring and 
Minimester sessions. Entrance requirements and programs of 
study are available from the department's graduate program direc- 
tors and are outlined in the Graduate Catalog. 



Department of Theatre Arts 

Professors: Georgia Baker, Ralph Blasting (Chair), Thomas 

Cascella, Juanita Rockwell 
Associate Professors: Tom Casciero, Daniel Ettinger, jay Herzog, 

Robyn Quick 
Assistant Professors: Naoko Maeshiba, Steve Satta, 

Diane Smith-Sadak, Peter Wray 
Part-Time Faculty: Steve Bauer, Harvey Doster, Donna Fox, Laura 

Hackman, Margaret Penniman, Dian Perrin, Susan Rotkovitz, 

Barry Smith, Marianne Wittelsberger, Steve Yeager 
Adjunct Professor: Philip Arnoult 
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Acting: John Glover 
Administrative Staff: Julie Gerhardt, Allison Murray, Cheryl 

Partridge, Anthony Rosas, Robert Taylor, Sydney Wright 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 248, 410-704-2792 or 410-704-2793 

Fax: 410-704-3914 

www.towson.eduytheatre 

PROGRAMS OF TFIE DEPARTMENT 

Mission Statement 

The guiding principle of the Department of Theatre Arts is that 
our energies and resources remain devoted to the development of 
our students as creative, cooperative and humanistically educated 
theatre practitioners. We strive to give our students maximum 
opportunity to use our theatres, shops, and studios to develop their 
craft. 

The undergraduate program is intentionally eclectic, including in 
its productions as many forms and styles of theatre as possible. The 
graduate program is specifically focused on the creation of original 
works that explore interdisciplinary and intercultural techniques. 
During the academic year, the department offers the campus and 
communin.' a full season of plays in its two theatres. The depart- 
ment maintains a policy of casting only undergraduate student 
actors in undergraduate productions. 
Specific goals of the undergraduate program are: 

• to educate the whole person through the study of theatre as an 
academic and artistic discipline within the context of liberal arts 

• to prepare students for the rigors and demands of professional 
theatre while also supporting theatre training for students with 
alternative career aspirations 

• to provide an ongoing mentoring relationship between faculty 
and students that is designed to nurture a student's unique artis- 
tic voice and passionate point of view 

• to foster an appreciation of social, cultural, and aesthetic diversi- 
ty via academic and artistic opportunities 

Specific goals of the graduate program are: 

• to prepare the artist as a producer of original works, either solo 
or in small ensembles, who will shape the theatre of the future 

• to explore the definition of theatre through interdisciplinary and 
intercultural studies and experimentation 

• to maintain significant participation in the international discus- 
sion of new theatre forms and pedagogies 

Both programs are committed to interdisciplinary collaborations 
within the university and in the community. 

Both programs strive to maintain and enhance their reputations 
through active participation in regional, national and international 
organizations. 

Theatre majors receive either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of 
Science degree in Theatre. Majors must complete one of three 
tracks: Acting, Design and Production, or Theatre Studies. Students 
may also minor in Theatre, or double major in another field. All 
students are assigned advisers in the appropriate areas. The theatre 
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requiring participation in evening and weekend activities. Students 
considering a career in the theatre should recognize that the field is 
extremely competitive. The Department of Theatre .\rts strives to 
prepare its students for the challenges of professional theatre and 
encourages versatiiin.- through a sound liberal arts education. All 
degree programs m Theatre are fully accredited by the National 
Association of Schools of Theatre. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students majoring in Theatre are required to complete a 
minimum of 20 credits of theatre courses at Towson University, 
with at least 12 credits at the upper (300-400) level. Majors need 
a total of 18 upper-level theatre credits, including transfer courses. 

Transfer students minoring in Theatre must complete at least 12 
credits of theatre courses at Towson University, with at least 6 at 
the upper level. Minors need a total of 12 upper-level theatre cred- 
its, including transfer courses. 

Applicability of transfer work is determined by the department 
chair. Prospective transfer students should schedule an appoint- 
ment with the chair at their earliest opportunity. 

iVIAJOR IN THEATRE 

Theatre majors must complete 46 credit hours in theatre, at least 
18 of which must be at the 300-400 level. The major program con- 
sists of 31 credits of required courses and a mininum of 15 elective 
credits in theatre selected from one of the three tracks. Majors 
should work with a faculty adviser to select courses in their track. 
Students must attain a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in cours- 
es applied to the major. The Pass grading option is not available for 
courses applied to the major. Students are expected to take lower- 
division prerequisites before attempting the required upper-division 
electives. 

Requirements for All Majors 

Theatre Courses (31 credits) 

THE-\ 110 .\cting I for Majors (3) 

THEA 125 Script .\nalysis (3) 

THEA 142 Introduction to Theatre Design (3) 

THEA 211 Histor>- of Theatre and Drama I (3) 

THEA 212 Histon- of Theatre and Drama II (3) 

THEA 2 1 3 History of Theatre and Drama III ( 3 ) 

THEA 241 Costume, Dress and Society: Egjptian to Elizabethan (3) 

or 
THEA 242 Costume Dress and Society: Elizabethan to 1950 (3) 

or 
THEA 353 Costume Design I (3) 
THEA 331 Directing I (3) 

THEA 494 Theatre Production: Scenic Elements (1) 
THEA 495 Theatre Production: Lightmg, Sound (1) 
THEA 496 Theatre Production: Costume (1) 
THEA 497 Theatre Production: Running Crew (1) 
THEA 499 Special Projen in Theatre Research (3) 

ACTING TRACK (15 credits) 

The Acting Track is for students who are seeking rigorous prepa- 
ration for graduate study or for entry-level opportunities in the act- 
ing profession. Although a competitive audition is not required for 
admission, screening occurs within the first two years of the pro- 
gram. Students may be asked to repeat courses or to take acting 
enrichment courses before advancing to the next level. A minimum 
of 15 credits is required to complete the track. Most students elect 
to take more than the minimum. 



Electives 

THEA 302 
THEA 308 
THEA 309 
THEA 312 
THEA 315 



Intermediate Scene Study (3) 

Voice and Movement Integration (3) 

.\ctmg III (6) 

Shakespeare (3) 

Advanced Scene Study (3) 



Enrichment Courses 

Students may take any of the following with the appropriate pre- 
requisites: 

THEA 205 Theatre Games (3) 

THEA 231 Mime and Physical Theatre Techniques (3) 

THE.'Si 245 Make Up Design I ( 3 ) 

THEA 246 Make Up Design 11(3) 

THEA 26 1 Acting for Musical Theatre I (3) 

THEA 262 Acting for Musical Theatre II (3) 

THEA 301 Techniques of Comedv ( 3 ) 

THEA 332 Mime and Physical Theatre St>-les (3) 

THEA 423 Advanced Study in Movement Theatre (1-9) 

THEA 425 Advanced Study in Acting Style (1-9) 

THEA 487 Professional Theatre Seminar (1-12) 

THEA 489 Senior Acnng Seminar (3) 

THEA 493 Advanced Snidy in Theatre (1-9) 

Credit for Performance 

Students cast in theatre productions which are sponsored by the 
Department of Theatre Arts may earn up to 3 credits per show by 
enrolling in THEA 490 Performance Practicum. The number of 
credits allowed per role is determined by the director of the pro- 
duction. Eligible productions are determined by the department. 
Students may earn a maximum of 9 credits of THEA 490. 

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION TRACK (15 credits) 
The Design and Production Track also prepares students for grad- 
uate study and/or entry into the theatre professions. Faculty men- 
tors guide qualified students through design and production proj- 
ects of increasing responsibility, culminating in mainstage designs 
and leadership production positions for the most advanced stu- 
dents. The Design and Production Track has an excellent record of 
internship and career placements. 

Required Courses (12 credits) 

THEA 201 Scenic Design I (3) 

THEA 251 Stagecraft I (3) 
THEA 255 Lighting Design I (3) 
One of the following: 
THEA 351 Stagecraft n (3) 

THEA 355 Lighnng Design II (3) 
THEA 361 Scenic Design II (3) 
THEA 453 Costume Design U (3) 

Enrichment Courses (3 credits) 

THEA 107 Propert\- Design and Construction (3) 

THEA 209 Sound Design (3) 

THEA 245 Makeup Design I (3) 

THEA 246 Makeup Design II (3) 

THEA 257 Stage Management (3) 

THEA 433 Advanced Study in Stage Management (1-9) 

THEA 443 Structural Design and Safety (3) 

THEA 445 Scene Painting (3) 

THEA 463 Period Styles for Design (3) 

THEA 480 Advanced Snidy in Theatre Design (1-9) 

THEA 487 Professional Theatre Seminar (1-12) 



Required Courses (15 credits) 

THE.\ 105 Movement for the Actor (3) 

THEA 1 1 1 Voice for the Actor 1(3) 

THE\202 Acting II (3) 

THEA 322 Voice for the Aaor U (3) 

THEA 335 Impulse Improvisation (3) 



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THEATRE STUDIES TRACK (15 credits) 

The Theatre Studies Track serves two t\'pes of Theatre majors: 
1 ) those who wish to design their own programs of study within the 
department and 2) those who wish to specialize in areas of theatre 
studies which are not fully developed in the department (directing, 
movement theatre, musical theatre, stage management, theatre arts 
administration). In addition to the standard requirements for all 
Theatre majors, students in the Theatre Studies Track will select at 
least 15 elective credits with the supervision of a theatre faculty 
adviser. 

Movement Theatre 

There are opportunities for majors to explore movement theatre in 
depth. Students interested in movement theatre are encouraged to 
take the following courses offered on a rotating basis: 

THEA 105 Movement for the Actor (3) 

THEA 1 1 1 Voice for the Actor (3) 

THEA 202 Acting II (31 

THEA 231 Mime and Physical Theatre Techniques (3) 

THEA 332 Mime and Physical Theatre Styles (3) 

THEA 335 Impulse Improvisation (3) 

THEA 423 Advanced Study in Movement Theatre (1-9) 

Selections from: 

DANC 101 The Alexander Technique (3) 

DANC 109 Jazz Dance I (2) 

DANC 111 Tap Dance I (2) 

DANC 128 Modern Dance for Non-Majors (3) 

Directing Opportunities 

Students who have successfully completed Script Analysis and 
Directing I and who have stage managed a faculty-directed pro- 
duction may propose to direct a Studio Project under the supervi- 
sion of a faculty member. 

Stage Management 

Students interested in stage management have excellent opportuni- 
ties to stage manage studio and then mainstage productions. The 
stage managing course is offered every fall. 

Theatre Arts Administration 

Students interested in box office, house managing, publicity and 
other aspects of theatre administration have the opportunity to 
gain work experience through independent study and paid posi- 
tions in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Internships 
with local theatres are available. Students with this interest often 
complete a Business Administration minor. There are no courses in 
theatre administration in the department. 

Musical Theatre 

The department produces a mainstage musical once every two 
years in collaboration with the departments of Music and Dance. 
Some students may take private voice lessons with the Department 
of Music and dance classes with the Department of Dance. The 
Department of Theatre Arts collaborates with the Music for the 
Stage Program in the Department of Music. 



MINOR IN THEATRE 

The Theatre minor requires students to take 26 credit hours in the- 
atre. The Pass grading option is not available for courses applied 
to the minor. Students must attain a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher for courses applied to the minor. At least 12 of these hours 
must be at the upper division. Students are required to take one act- 
ing course and one design and production course. Students must 
complete two of the following courses with grades of C (2.00) or 
better: THEA 494 Theatre Production: Scenic Elements; THEA 
495 Theatre Production: Lighting or Sound; THEA 496 Theatre 
Production: Costume or THEA 497 Theatre Production: Running 
Crew. Students are encouraged to pursue an area of study within 
one of the department's tracks (Acting, Design and Production, or 
Theatre Studies) under the supervision of an adviser. 

MEETING GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

The Department of Theatre Arts offers courses that are designed 
for students who are not majors or minors. These courses are pri- 
marily taken to satisfy General Education requirements. Please see 
the General Education (University Curriculum) section of this catalog. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Career opportunities in theatre include professional acting, direct- 
ing, technical theatre, costume, make-up, light and set design, stage 
managing, theatre management and administration. Theatre alum- 
ni have also found careers in related areas such as clothing design, 
computer-aided design, casting agencies, business management, 
personnel work, promotional agencies, film and television. Many 
of our graduates go on to graduate school in theatre, either in 
preparation for professional theatre careers or college teaching. 
Towson University does not currently offer a program in theatre 
education. Students wishing to teach drama in high school should 
major in one of Towson's accredited secondary education subjects 
(such as English) and should pursue a minor in Theatre. It is also 
possible, with careful scheduling, to double major in Theatre and a 
secondary education program in another major. 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

A limited number of scholarships are available for continuing stu- 
dents. These include named scholarships such as the Askew, the 
Charles S. Dutton, the Gillespie/Loeschke, the John Glover, the 
Audrey Herman, the Nina Hughes, the Walter F. Kramme, the 
Christopher Legg, and the Steve Yeager scholarships. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre 

The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at Towson University is an 
experimental, self-directed graduate program designed to chal- 
lenge, expand and develop participants' artistic vision. Focusing 
on original solo and ensemble work, it aims to reconstruct a the- 
atre suited to the challenges of the 21st century. Our curriculum 
includes residencies and workshops by nationally and internation- 
ally recognized guest artists and encourages its students to collabo- 
rate on interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects. For more 
information, see the TU Graduate Catalog, call 410-704-3851 or 
visit www.towson.edu/theatre/grad. 




The College of Health Professions 



The College of Health Professions enrolls more bachelor's and master's health care and 
sport-related professional students than any other institution in the state of Maryland and has 
one of the largest enrollments in the mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to provide the high- 
est quality of undergraduate and graduate learning experiences in a wide range of health care 
and sport-related professions that promote and enhance health and human peiformance. 
Graduates exhibit the highest ethical principles and professional behaviors in the application 
of knowledge and critical thinking, the proficient use of skills, the effective use of communica- 
tion and the meaningful use of technology. 

As a college, we emphasize the key values of: 

■ Excellence 

■ Ethical and moral conduct 

■ Collaboration 

■ Promotion of wellness across the life span 

■ Worth and dign ity of all people 

■ Lifelong learning 

The programs in the college prepare graduates to assume roles in a variety of clinical, 
teaching, community and sport-related settings. Each program integrates this professional 
preparation with a rigorous grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty members sup- 
port students ' development to assure that graduates possess the knowledge, attitudes and skills 
necessary for career success. Internships and clinical experiences are an essential part of 
each student's education. 

Programs in the college are accredited by appropriate professional and educational 
accrediting agencies. Graduates of the baccalaureate programs of Athletic Training, Nursing 
and Occupational Therapy are eligible to sit for their respective licensure or certification 
examinations. In addition to providing courses for students majoring in each of the depart- 
ments, each department provides courses that are available to all Towson University students. 

Charlotte E. Exner, Dean 
Raymond Stinar, Associate Dean 



Allied Health 

Athletic Training 

Chemical Dependency Counseling and 

Education 
Deaf Studies 
Exercise Science 
Health Care Management 
Health Science 

Community Health 

School and Community Health Education 

School Health - Teacher Education 
Nursing 

Occupational Therapy 
Physical Education - Teacher Education 
Pre-Medical Technology 
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
Sport Management 
Sport Studies 

Optimizing 'Wellness For Life 



COLLEGE OFFICE 

Towson Center 337, 410-704-2132 
Fax: 410-704-3479 



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Allied Health Program 

Program Director: Steve Collier (Health Science) 

OFFICE 

Enrollment Services Center 325, 410-704-4049 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

The Bachelor of Technical/Professional Studies (B.T.P.S) degree pro- 
gram in Allied Health at Towson University is designed for gradu- 
ates of seven associate degree programs at the Community College 
of Baltimore County: 

• Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic 

• Massage Therapy 

• Occupational Therapy Assistant 

• Radiation Therapy Technology 

• Radiography 

• Respiratory Care Therapist 

• Veterinary Technology 

The B.T.P.S. in Allied Health program allows students to use cred- 
its earned in their A.A.S. programs toward a professionally relevant 
baccalaureate degree. The maximum number of CCBC credits that 
may be applied to the program is 64. Applicants must meet the 
admission requirements of Towson University. 

Program Objecrives 

The B.T.P.S. in Allied Health degree program is designed to prepare 
students to: 

• assume managerial, supervisory, and/or clinical education roles 
within their respective areas of health practice 

• enhance their use of ethically grounded and culturally sensitive 
practices in their administration and delivery of health services 

• effectively use technology and scientific inquiry to support and 
guide their roles as health practitioners and administrators 

• understand, evaluate, and influence societal, economic, and 
political forces that impact health practices at the individual, 
regional, and national levels 

• communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, agencies, and 
the community in their roles as health practitioners and admin- 
istrators 

Program Requirements 

The Bachelor of Technical/Professional Studies in Allied Health 
degree program requires the completion of a minimum of 120 cred- 
its. Lower-division courses from CCBC will be applied, as appro- 
priate, up to a maximum of 64 credits. A minimum of 32 credits 
must be in upper-division courses at Towson University. The over- 
all program structure follows: 

General Education Requirements: 

Students must complete Towson University's General Education 
Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Catalog. In gener- 
al, a graduate from one of the seven CCBC associate degree pro- 
grams included in the B.T.P.S. in Allied Health program will need 
to complete 20 to 24 credits of General Education courses in addi- 
tion to those that are transferred. 



Core Requirements: All students are required to complete 18 credit 
hours of core courses in the program. 

One course (three credit hours} must be completed in each of the follow- 
ing areas: 
• Administration: 

HLTH 305 Community Health Administration (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 



Ethics: 
HCMN 417 
HCMN441 
CDCE 405 
PHIL 361 
PHIL 371 



Long-Term Care Ethical Problems (3) 

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) 

Professional Standards and Ethical Responsibilities (3) 

Ethics of Medicine and Life Sciences (3) 

Business Ethics (3) 



• Health Care Systems: 

HLTH 207 ■ Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HLTH 217 Honors Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

NURS 404 Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach. (3) 

• Cultural Competency: 

NURS 416 Multicultural Health Care (3) 

• Research: 
IDHPxxx 
CDCE XXX 

• Technology and Professional Issues: 
IDHP 4xx. 

This course will also satisfy the university requirement for a second 
writing course. 

Focus Area: Students choose one of five focus areas; a minimum 
of 15 credits must be completed in a focus area. Prerequisite 
courses must be completed for courses chosen to be included in 
the focus area. Although a great deal of flexibility and a number 
of options are permitted within a focus area, the student must 
provide a rationale and take a cohesive set of courses related to 
that rationale for the focus area. All courses and each student's 
program of study must be approved by the B.T.P.S. in Allied 
Health program director. 

Administration: Students may choose from a broad array of 
courses in the fields of healthcare management, accounting, man- 
agement, marketing, finance, and related areas. 

Education: Courses in health education or other areas of education 
may be selected to focus on patient education or teaching. 

Wellness, Prevention, and Community Health Education: 

Appropriate courses in health science, kinesiology, occupational 
therapy, and other departments may be selected. 

Family Studies: Family Studies is an interdisciplinary area that 
includes courses from the family studies (FMST) program as well 
as a variety of courses from other departments in the university. 

Science and Professional Preparation: Students interested in pursu- 
ing graduate study in a health profession or science-related area 
may wish to use the focus area to complete additional coursework 
in the natural sciences, mathematics, and related areas that may be 
required for graduate school or professional school preparation. 

Further Information: For further information concerning the 
Bachelor of Technical/Professional Studies in Allied Health pro- 
gram, including specifics on how coursework completed at the 
Community College of Baltimore County will apply toward the 
program, please contact Stephen N. Collier at Towson University 
by phone, 410-704-4049, or by e-mail at scollier@towson.edu. 



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Department of Audiology, 
Speech-Language Pathology 
and Deaf Studies 

Professors: M. Barbara Laufer (Chair) 

Associate Professors: Brandt Culpepper, Diana Emanuel, Sharon 

Glennen, Eva Hester 
Assistant Professors: Sheryl Cooper, Lori Hill, Peggy Korczak, 

Mark Pellowski 
Clinical Assistant Professors: lona Johnson, Stephen Pallett 
Clinical Administrators: Karen Pottash, Bette Stevens 
Lecturers: Donna Coons, Karen Helmuth-Day, Kim Pudans-Smith 

OFFICE 

Van Bokkelen Hall 103, 410-704-3099 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and 
Deaf Studies offers a major in Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiology and a major in Deaf Studies. These majors are broadly 
based in liberal arts and sciences with emphasis on information 
gathering, observation and the ability to evaluate information 
sources. At the undergraduate level, the programs emphasize infor- 
mation on the development and normal processes of communica- 
tion, as well as communication disorders. 

The undergraduate major in Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiology prepares students for graduate study. The Master of 
Science degree program in Speech-Language Pathology and doctoral 
degree program in Audiology focuses on specific communication 
disorders, their diagnoses and treatment. The graduate programs 
prepare students for national/state certification and state licensure, 
for clinical work in public and private schools, colleges and med- 
ical/paramedical institutions, and to pursue advanced degrees in the 
profession. For more information about the graduate programs, 
see the Graduate Catalog. 

The Deaf Studies major offers students a broad-based liberal arts 
education and an opportunity for the holistic study of sign lan- 
guage and the people who use it. The program incorporates oppor- 
tunities to interact with professionals in the field and consumers 
who are deaf, as well as unique internship experiences in the 
Baltimore-Washington area. The major prepares graduates for 
entry-level positions in human services professions involving people 
who are deaf. Graduates also pursue careers in counseling, deaf 
education and interpreting, or graduate study in education, coun- 
seling or rehabilitation. 

In order to continue in and graduate with a department major, 
students are required to earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
in all required pre-major or major courses, in addition to attaining 
the overall cumulative quality point average required by the uni- 
versity. Any student earning a grade equivalent below a 2.00 in any 
one major required course must petition the department for a spe- 
cial permit to repeat the course on a space-available basis. Those 
who earn a grade equivalent below a 2.00 in more than one major 
course are not allowed to continue in the program. 

The concept of "wellness" recognizes the importance of hearing, 
language and speech as core criteria for quality of life. The ability 
to communicate is primary to normal child development and to the 
maintenance of physical, social, mental and spiritual health of an 
individual. The Department of Audiology, Speech-Language 
Pathology and Deaf Studies prepares professionals to provide pre- 
vention, diagnostic treatment and other support services to people 
of all ages, with the goal of helping individuals maintain and 
enhance their communicative competence throughout their life 
span. 



SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND 
AUDIOLOGY PRE-MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 

Enrollment in the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
major is restricted as a function of the availability of clinical intern- 
ship e.xperiences, clinical supervisors, faculty and space. Each stu- 
dent must fulfill pre-major requirements before being considered 
for admission to the major. These requirements include declaration 
of major in the department as a pre-major, completion of five 
required pre-major courses, and a speech, language, hearing and 
voice screening. 

Registration with the Department 

After gaining admission to the university, students interested in 
either Deaf Studies or Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 
must contact the department no later than their first semester in 
order to declare their major and to be assigned an academic adviser. 
In addition, at this meeting Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiology pre-majors will discuss the following: 

1. procedures for requesting admission to the major 

2. the nature of the profession 

3. the requirement of a graduate degree in Speech-Language 
Pathology or Audiology for 

- certification by the Maryland State Department of Education 

- licensure to work in hospitals and other clinics in the state 
of Maryland and other states 

- certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing 
Association 

4. the requirement of a clinical fellowship year 

5. the national certification examination 

Pre-Major Courses 

The following required courses must be completed before the stu- 
dent can be considered for advancement to major status. 
SPPA 101 Introduction to Human Communication and its 

Variations (3) 
SPPA 210 Phonetics of American English (3) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent) (3) 

plus 

Students are also required to complete two out of the three course 
categories listed below before consideration for admission to the 
major. The third category course must be completed before erwoU- 
mentinSPPA313. 

Categories: 

Biological Science (4): BIOL 1 10 or BIOL 201 

Physical Science (4-5): CHEM 105 or PHYS 202 

or PHYS 211 

Social/Behavioral Science (3): SOCI 101, ANTH 207/208 

or EDUC 203 

The grade point average of each pre-major will be reviewed upon 
completion of five pre-major courses. Each candidate must have a 
minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale 
for all course work, and a 2.80 in the five pre-major courses to be 
eligible for credentials evaluation. If students have completed all 
three pre-major lab science and social/behavioral science courses, 
the two courses with the highest QPA will be used for credentials 
evaluation. All eligible pre-majors are ranked by average of overall 
and pre-major QPA at the end of the spring semester; a maximum 
of 50 are selected for fall admission to major status. Evaluation of 
credentials for advancement to major status occurs after spring 
semester grades are posted, and students are notified of their status 
by certified mail no later than June 15. Once students are admitted 
to major status, the program will require a minimum of four semes- 
ters to complete. The department maintains these high standards 
because students must obtain a graduate degree to practice Speech- 
Language Pathology or Audiology, and admission to graduate 
school is primarily dependent on academic excellence in under- 
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Speech, Language, Hearing and Voice Screening 

Students majoring in Deaf Studies or Speech-Language Pathology 
and Audioiogy are expected to demonstrate proficiency in all areas 
of communication (reading, writing, oral and/or ASL) and in com- 
putational abilities. Students must have a hearing, language, speech 
and voice screening by clinically certified and licensed staff of the 
TU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Students must arrange to be 
screened during their first year in the program. These screenings are 
offered by the department on specific, announced days during the 
first weeks of each semester. Students exhibiting a communication 
disorder or a dialect of English that is not easily understood will be 
encouraged to seek treatment/training. It is expected that such stu- 
dents will show improved oral communication ability prior to 
enrolling in their first clinical internship course. If a pertinent med- 
ically based problem is suspected, a student may be required to 
obtain an otolaryngological examination and submit the written 
report to the department. Each student is given a copy of the 
department's screening policy upon declaration of pre-major. 

TRANSFER STUDENT POLICIES 

Transfer students who wish to major in Deaf Studies or Speech- 
Language Pathology and Audioiogy must declare their major with 
the department after they have been admitted to the university. 
Students should arrange for their speech, language, hearing and 
voice screening during their first year at Towson. Since screening 
for advancement to major status in Speech-Language Pathology 
and Audioiogy is only done at the end of the spring semester, trans- 
fer students should be admitted to the university no later than that 
semester. You may contact the department for additional informa- 
tion regarding the honors program for transfer students. 

Students must submit to the department an official transcript of 
any academic work pursued at institutions of higher learning. All 
transfer credits to be applied to the major must be approved by the 
department. SPPA210 Phonetics must have been completed with- 
in the previous 10 years and all five pre-major courses must have 
been completed by the time of admission to the major. 

Transfer students are required to take 20 hours in residence of 
department courses in their major area. 

PREREQUISITE/SECOND BACHELOR'S PROGRAM 

Admission to the graduate program in either Speech-Language 
Pathology or Audioiogy for those without an undergraduate degree 
in Speech-Language Pathology or Audioiogy, requires matricula- 
tion in either a 33-credit accelerated prerequisite program or a 
49-credit Second Bachelor's Degree Program. The non-degree pro- 
gram is specific to application to our graduate program, whereas 
the Second Bachelor's Degree Program prepares students for appli- 
cation to any graduate program. Candidates for either option 
should contact the Office for Non-Traditional Undergraduate 
Programs, 410-704-2471. In order to register for classes you must 
first be officially admitted to the university, and then officially 
declare your major with the department. Failure to begin during a 
fall semester will extend your program. For the Second Bachelor's 
Degree Program, coursework cannot be completed in one year; 
only a limited number of students are selected from those who have 
applied by June 15 each year. The accelerated prerequisite program 
is an intensive one-year program for students having a QPA of 3.75 
or higher. Students must apply to the Graduate School by February 1 
and contact the graduate program director in Speech-Language 
Pathology, 410-704-2449. 

MAJOR IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND 
AUDIOLOGY 

In addition to General Education (GenEd) requirements, Speech- 
Language Pathology and Audioiogy majors must complete 63 cred- 
its in required Speech-Language Pathology and Audioiogy courses. 
However, 24 credits of these 63 major required credits are General 



Education (GenEd) Requirements'*. A master's degree is the entry 
requirement for the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audioiogy at this time, and most graduate programs generally 
require a minimum QPA of 3.00 for admission consideration. As of 
2012, the entry requirement for Audioiogy will be a doctoral 
degree. The Pass/Fail grading option may not be applied to any 
SPPA course or required major course. 

Pre-Major Sequence (16-18 credits required) 

SPPA 101 Introduction to Human Communication and its 

Variations (3) 
SPPA 210 Phonetics of American English (3) 

PSYC 101* Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent) (3) 
plus 

Students are required to complete two out of three course cate- 
gories listed below before consideration for admission to the major. 
The third category course must be completed before enrollment in 
SPPA 313 (major status course). 



Categories: 
'Biological Science (4): 
'Physical Science (4-5): 

"■Social/Behavioral Science (3): 



BIOL 110 or BIOL 201 
CHEM 105orPHYS202 
or PHYS 211 

SOCI 101 or ANTH 207/208, 
or EDUC 203 



Major (46 


SPPA 200 


SPPA 205' 


SPPA 215 


SPPA 302 


SPPA 303 


SPPA 304 


SPPA 313" 


SPPA 321 


SPPA 325 


SPPA 416 


SPPA 41 7' 


PSYC 212' 


plus 


SPPA 306 


SPPA 341 



•48 credits required) 

Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vocal 

Mechanism (3) 

Basic Sign Language (3) 

Language Development in Children (3) 

Speech and Language Pathology I: Phonology (3) 

Hearing Science (3) 

Speech and Language Pathology II: Language (3) 

Speech Science (3) 

Introduction to Audioiogy (3) 

Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3) 

Clinical Observations and Techniques (3) 

Technical Writing in the Clinical Processes (3) 

Behavioral Statistics (4) 

Speech and Language Pathology III: Organic Disorders (3) 

or 

Clinical Audioiogy (3) 



''"■The third course identified in the pre-major sequence above in 
the area(s) of Biological, Physical, or Social/Behavioral Science (3- 
5) credits must be completed before enrollment in SPPA 313. 

Electives (3 credits of the 63 credits required) 

SPPA 306 Speech and Language Pathology 111; Organic Disorders 

(3) (onlv if SPPA 341 is completed) 
SPPA 341 Clinical Audioiogy (3) (only if SPPA 306 is completed) 

SPPA 487 Clinical Internship (3) 

SPPA 496 Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology and 

Audioiogy (1-4) 
SPPA 497 Directed Readings in Speech-Language Pathology and 

Audioiogy (1-4) 
SPPA 498 Proctoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audioiogy (3) 

PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) 

ENCL251 Applied Grammar (3) 

MAJOR IN DEAF STUDIES 

In addition to General Education (GenEd) requirements. Deaf 
Studies majors must complete 46-48 credits in required program 
courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, including 32 
credits of upper-level course work inclusive of an Advanced 
Composition Course (GenEd I.D.). The major also requires a hear- 
ing, speech, language and voice screening and completion of a 
Criminal Background Disclosure Form. The Pass/Fail grading 
option may not be applied to any DFST/SPPA course or required 
major course. The maximum number of Credit for Prior Learning 
(CPL) credits the department will accept is 15. The prerequisites for 



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the capstone course DFST 410: Internship in Deaf Studies are: 
DFST 307, 310, 345, major QPA of 2.50 or higher, completed com- 
munication screening, and criminal background check completed 
within two years, and/or consent of the department. 

Required Courses {38-40 credits) 

SOCl 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) (GenEd II.B.2) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (GenEd II.C.2) 

PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) 

SPPA 101 Introduction to Human Communication and its 

Variations (3) 

SPPA 205 Basic Sign Language (3) (GenEd 1I.B.3) 

DFST 206 American Sign Language I (3) 

DFST 307 American Sign Language II (3) 

DFST 310 Career Exploration in Deafness (3) 

DFST 311 Audition: Science and Social Impact (3) 

DFST 345 Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness (3) 

DFST 403 American Sign Language III (3) 

DFST 404 American Sign Language IV (3) 

DFST 410 Internship in Deafness (2-4) 

Electives (8 credits) 

DFST 308 Fingerspelling (2) 

DFST 309 Introduction to Deafblindness (2) 

SPPA 496 Independent Study in SPPA (1-4) 

SPPA 497 Directed Readings m SPPA (1-4) 

SPPA 498 Proctoring (3) 

CLST 201 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3)' 

COMM 301 Nonverbal Communication (3) 

EDUC 301 Writing and Communication Skills for Teachers (3) 

(GenEd I.D) 

EDUC 407 Contemporary Issues in Education (3) 

ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 

ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3) 

PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning (3) 

PSYC 315 Motivation (3) 

PSYC 325 Social Psychology (3) 

PSYC 350 Personality (3) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Child Development (3) 

SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

S0CI311 Individual and Society (3) 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education: K-12 (3) 

"Additional CLST courses would be acceptable 



• Physical Science (4-5 credits): 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 

or 
PHYS 21 1 General Physics I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

• Social/Behavioral Science (3 credits): 
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 
Major Required Courses (63-65 credits) 
DFST 206 
DFST 307 
DFST 310 
DFST 345 
DFST 403 
DFST 404 
DFST 410 
PSYC 205 
PSYC 212' 



SPPA 205'' 
SPPA 215 
SPPA 302 
SPPA 303 
SPPA 304 
SPPA 313 
SPPA 321 
SPPA 325 
SPPA 416 
SPPA 417'' 

SPPA 306 

SPPA 341 



American Sign Language I (3) 

American Sign Language II (3) 

Career Exploration in Deafness (3) 

Psychosocial Aspects of Deafness (3) 

American Sign Language III (3) 

American Sign Language IV (3) 

Internship in Deafness (2-4) 

Introduction to Helping Relationships (3) 

Behavioral Statistics (4) (GenEd I.C)SPPA 200 Anatomy 

of Auditory and Vocal Mechanisms (3) 

Basic Sign Language (3) (GenEd II.B.3) 

Language Development in Children (3) 

Speech Pathology I: Phonology (3) 

Hearing Science (3) 

Speech Pathology II: Language (3) 

Speech Science (3) '"'see note above 

Introduction to Audiology (3) 

Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3) 

Observation and Techniques (3) 

Technical Writing in Clinical Processes (3) (GenEd I.D.) 

Speech Pathology III: Organic Disorders (3) 

or 

Clinical Audiology (3) 



STUDENT ACTIVITffiS 

Students are encouraged to participate in the campus chapter of the 
National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addi- 
tion. Sign Up Club (sign language club) welcomes student 
participation. 



SPPA/DFST DOUBLE MAJOR 

Entrance to the double major in Speech-Language Pathology and 
Audiology and Deaf Studies is restricted to those students who 
have been successfully advanced to major status from the pre-major 
sequence (PSPA). In addition to general education (GenEd) require- 
ments, students admitted to this option must complete 83-86 cred- 
its with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. However, 24-25 cred- 
its of these double major credits are General Education (GenEd) 
requirements.* 

Pre-Major Sequence (16-18 credits required) 

SPPA 101 Introduction to Human Communication and its 

Variations (3) 
SPPA 210 Phonetics of American English (3) 

PSYC 101 ' Introduction to Psychology (3) (GenEd II.C.2) 
plus 

Completion of two of the three categories listed below: ( "'Third category 
must be completed prior to SPPA 313 in major sequence.) 
• Biological Science (4 credits): 
BIOL 110 Contemporan.' General Biology (4) 

or 
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 



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Department of Health Science 

Professors: Patricia Alt, Neil Gallagher (Chair), Jack Osman, 

Susan Radius, Deitra Wengert 
Associate Professors: Daniel Agley, Lillian Carter, Sharon 

Buchbinder (Coordinator, Health Care Management), Donna 

Cox (Coordinator, Chemical Dependency Counseling and 

Education), Hubert Nelson 
Assistant Professor: Mia Ko 
Clinical Assistant Professor: Susan Hunter- Schultz 

OFFICE 

Burdick Hall 141, 410-704-2388 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The field of health science bridges the gap between scientific dis- 
coveries and the application of this knowledge to improve the qual- 
ity of service and life. The Department of Health Science offers the 
following areas of study: Health Science with concentrations in 
Community Health and/or School Health; Health Care 
Management; and the community college partnership program 
leading to the Bachelor's of Technical/Professional Studies in 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education with tracks in 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Rehabilitation and 
Chemical Dependency Prevention and Education. 

Students interested in Health Education, Health Care 
Management, or Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education 
should contact the department chair to receive both information 
about these programs and forms needed for the selected programs 
in completing a course of study. All students should meet with their 
assigned adviser each semester. In addition to completmg major 
requirements, students must complete the General Education 
requirements. A minimum grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is 
necessary for all required courses in the major and minor. 

Students who select to participate only in the Community Health 
Education Concentration are strongly encouraged to use their 15 
credit electives to complete one of the following focus areas: 
Community Leadership, Environment, Gerontology, Health 
Communication, Health Promotion and Wellness, or Sexuality. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

All Health Science majors must complete a minimum of 30 credits 
toward the major at Towson University, with at least 15 credits at 
the upper level (300-400), including the advanced writing course 
(GenEd I.D). 

MAJOR IN HEALTH SCIENCE — 
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Health education is both a science and an art that deals with the 
complexities of human behavior with the expressed purpose of pro- 
moting healthy behaviors. In order to develop the competencies 
necessary to be an effective health educator, students need a foun- 
dation built on principles derived from behavioral, biomedical and 
social sciences, as well as education. The expertise common to all 
health education specialists, regardless of the setting in which they 
practice, is the ability to apply teaching/learning principles to 
health/illness issues. 

The Department of Health Science offers two Health Education 
Programs: the School Health — Teacher Education Concentration 
and the Community Health (Concentration. The first three semes- 
ters of course work provide the foundation for both the 
Community Health Concentration and the School Health 
Concentration. In the fourth semester of study, students opting for 
the Community Health Concentrations must select a Community 
Health focus area from the following: Community Health 
Leadership, Environment, Gerontology, Health Communication, 



Health Promotions and Wellness, Maternal and Child Health, Pre- 
Physicians Assistant, Sexuality, or an individual focus area with 
consultation from an adviser. Students must complete 15 credit 
hours with a grade point of 2.00 or higher. The Pre-Physicians 
Assistant focus area must include the following courses: 
Microbiology (4 credits). Biochemistry (preferred) or Organic 
Chemistry (4 credits) and Statistics (4 credits). Students in the 
Community Health Concentration could also choose to minor in 
another discipline like Spanish in lieu of selecting a community 
health focus area. In the junior year of this program, students must 
decide if they want to participate in a community health internship 
or a student teaching experience. Students selecting the student 
teaching experience will receive certification to teach grades 5 
through 12. The students who select School Health — Teacher 
Education must meet the requirements for admission to the profes- 
sional education program and to student teaching. Prior to student 
teaching, individuals must pass the Praxis I test. Students should 
schedule this examination during their junior year. Transfer stu- 
dents should plan to take additional semesters of study. 

Curriculum and Planning (HLTH 315) fulfills the GenEd I.D 
advanced level writing course requirement. 

GenEd requirements mclude ENGL 102, BIOL 110, SOCI 
101, PSYC 101, CHEM 100 or 105, HLTH 101 and HLTH 315. 

SCHOOL HEALTH — TEACHER EDUCATION 
CONCENTRATION 

Requirement for Admission to Teacher Education Program 
All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education pro- 
gram at Towson University are required to complete a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form. This form is be notarized and sent 
to the director of the Center for Professional Practice to be kept on 
file. Please read the section on Admission to Teacher Education 
Programs in the College of Education section. 

Requirement for Student Teaching 

Effective fall 1999, all pre-service students in Teacher Education 
programs at Towson University whose program of study requires 
an intensive/extensive internship or student teaching experience in 
a public or private school setting (pre-K through 12) will be 
required to undergo a criminal background check before entering 
this experience. The criminal background check must be filed with 
the director of the Center for Professional Practice. Please read the 
section on Admission to Student Teaching in the College of 
Education section. 

COMMUNITY HEALTH INTERNSHIP 

The Community Health Internship serves as a capstone experience 
where students can apply the knowledge they have gained in a 
health setting. To be eligible for the internship, students must have 
senior status and must have successfully completed all required 
courses with a grade of C or better. 

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR HEALTH 

EDUCATION STUDENTS 

Freshman Year 

First Semester (16 credits) 

Hl.TH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) (11. B.,?) 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) (II.A.I) 

PSYC 101 Introducnon to Psychology (3) (II.C.2) 

KNGL. 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3| (I.A) 

HIST 14,5 History of the U.S. to the Mid-I9th Century (31 ll.B.l 

or 
HIST 146 History of the U.S. Since the Mid- 1 9th Century (3) ll.B.l 

Second Semester (16 credits) 

CHEM 105 C:hemistry tor Allied Health Professions (4) (II.A.I) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

xxxx Course in Non-Western Culture (3) 

xxxx GenEd I.B Elective (3) 



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Sophomore Year 

First Semester (16 credits) 

BIOL 213 Human Anatoniv and Physiology (4) 

HLTH 103 Emergency Medical Care (3) 

HTLH 222 Foundations of Health and Health Behavior (3) 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) CHTH/SCHE* 

xx.\x GenEd. I.E (3) 

Second Semester (16 credits) 

BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

xxxx GenEd II.C.l (no history) 

MATH x.\x Math (3) (I.C) 

HLTH xxx Community Health Focus Area (3) 

Junior Year 

First Semester (15 credits) 

HLTH 315 Curriculum and Planning in Health Education (3) 

HLTH 208 Mental Health/Stress/Crisis (3) 

xxxx GenEd Elective (I1.D)(3) 

HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (3) 

or 
HLTH xxx Community Health Focus Area (3) 



Second Semester (15-16 credits) 

HLTH 425 Instructional Methods in Health Education (3) 

HLTH 435 Epidemiological Basis of Diseases (3) CHTH/SCHE* 

HLTH 220 Sexuality in Diverse Society (3) 

HLTH 405 Drugs and Our Culture (3) 

SCED 460 Teaching Reading Secondary School (4) SCHE/SCHL* 

or 
HLTH xxx Community Health Focus Area (3) 

Senior Year 

First Semester (12-15 credits) 

HLTH 204 Nutrition/Weight Control Consumer (3) 

HLTH 430 Organization/Implementation/Management of Health 

Programs (3) 
HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education (3) 
EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) SCHE/SCHL* 

or 
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) SCHE/SCHL* 

or 
HLTH xxx Community Health Focus Area (3-6) 

Second Semester (12-15 credits) 

HLTH 422 Field Work in Community Health (12) 

or 
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Content SCHE/SCHL (3) 

and 
HLTH 388 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (12) 

or 
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in Content SCHE/SCHL (3) 

and 
HLTH 387 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (6) 
HLTH 421 Fieldwork in Community Health (6) 

Total Credits 120-124 

* Concentrations Noted 

SCHL - courses required for School Health 

CHTH - courses required for Community Health 

SCHE - courses required for Community/School Health 

HONORARY SOCIETY 

Eta Sigma Gamma, the national professional honorary society in 
health education, has established the Beta Zeta Chapter in the 
Department of Health Science. The purpose of the organization is 
to elevate standards, ideals and ethics of the profession. For infor- 
mation concerning Beta Zeta, contact the chair of Health Science, 
410-704-2378. 



MAJOR IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 

The Health Care Management curriculum is designed to provide 
students with a comprehension of U.S. health care organizations, 
a public health orientation including epidemiological concepts and 
tools, and the math language and computer competencies for 
research development, organizational management and/or program 
evaluation. Depending on a student's interest, graduate training in 
health administration is recommended after completing this course 
of study. 

Required Prerequisites (21 credits) 

ACCT201 
ACCT 202 
ECON 201 
ECON 202 
HLTH 101 
MATH 231 
SOCI 101 



Accounting Principles I (3) 
Accounting Principles II (3) 
Microeconomic Principles (3) 
Macroeconomic Principles (3) 
Current Health Problems (3) 
Basic Statistics (3) 
Introduction to Sociology (3) 



Required Courses 

Health Care Management (18 credits) 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HCMN 305 Health Care Administration (3) 

HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer 

HCMN 415 Finance and Organization of Health Care in the U.S. (3) 
HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) 

Business Core (12 credits) 

LEGE 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

FIN 331 Financial Management (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

Interdepartmental Courses (12-13 credits) 
COSC 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 339 Economics of Health (3) 
ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 
Laboratory Science Elective (3,4) 

Long-Term Care Track (12 credits) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3) 

HCMN 417 Long-Term Ethical Problems (3) 

HCMN 419 Long-Term Care Administration (3) 

HLTH 41 1 Health and Later Maturity-The Aging Process (3) 

Internship-HCMN 495 (12 credits) 

Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical work 
experience in this required full semester "capstone" course. 
Students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they have 
acquired in managing and delivering health services. 

Students must apply for the internship in the semester prior to 
enrolling in HCMN 495. The internship coordinator will assign 
students to a placement site based on the acceptability of student to 
agency and the acceptability of agency to student. 

Minor in Health Care Management 

The minor in Health Care Management consists of 18 credit hours. 
All required courses must be completed with a grade point average 
of 2.00 or higher. 

Required Courses 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HCMN 305 Community Health Administration (3) 

or 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

HCMN 413 Services and Housing for the Long-Term Care Consumer (3) 
HCMN 415 Financing and Organization of Health Care Services in 

the U.S. (3) 
HCMN 441 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Administration (3) 
ECON 339 Health Economics (3) 



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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE 
EXECUTIVES 

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has offi- 
cially designated Towson University's undergraduate program in 
Health Care Management as a Student Chapter. ACHE is designed 
to provide networking and leadership opportunities for health care 
management students, to increase oral and written communication 
skills, to instill motivation for lifelong learning and application of 
that knowledge in the health services field, and to raise awareness 
of the Health Care Management major itself. For mformation con- 
cerning ACHE, contact the coordinator of the Health Care 
Management Program, 410-704-4219. 

HEALTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 
RECOGNITION AWARDS 

This award is presented in the spring commencement ceremony to 
outstanding undergraduate Health Education and Health Care 
Management majors. 

MAJOR IN CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY 
COUNSELING AND EDUCATION 

The Bachelor's of Technical/Professional Studies (B.T.P.S.) in 
Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education is an articulated 
program for students who have completed an Associate of Applied 
Sciences (A.A.S.) degree. This 2+2 program consists of training in 
the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program at the Community 
College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, followed by additional 
years of study at Towson University to complete the bachelor's 
degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Education. 

The bachelor's degree program includes the following areas of 
curricular emphasis: 

• Chemical dependency prevention at the primary, secondary and 
tertiary levels 

• Fundamental tasks and responsibilities of the chemical depend- 
ency counselor 

• Analysis and application of current research and outcome data 
in clinical practice 

• Ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in helping relation- 
ships 

• Diversity and its influence on educational strategies and clinical 
practice 

The program offered by the Community College of Baltimore 
County, Dundalk prepares students to be chemical dependency 
counselors. The Towson University program enhances the knowl- 
edge and skills gained through the community college program by 
focusing particularly on ethical and behavioral standards, cultural 
diversity and research applications as they relate to prevention and 
treatment of chemical dependency. 

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the general requirements for undergraduate 
study outlined in the catalogs of the Community College of 
Baltimore County and Towson University. To enter the Towson 
University program, students must also have earned 62 to 64 cred- 
its from an institution's A.A.S. degree program in chemical depend- 
ency counseling or mental health/human services. 

Program Requirements 

The Bachelor's of Technical/Professional Studies in Chemical 
Dependency Counseling and Education requires the completion of 
a minimum of 120 credits, 62-64 of which are earned through the 
A.A.S. degree program. Of the 1 20 credits, each student must com- 
plete 30 credits in the arts and sciences, as follows: 

• 6 credits in communication (including an advanced writing 
course) 



• 6 credits in mathematics/computer science (MATH 23 1 or 
other appropriate statistics course) 

• 12 credits in fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and humani- 
ties 

• 6 credits in natural sciences (one of which must be a 4-credit 
lab science) 

Lower-level courses from two-year institutions will be applied to 
this 30-credit requirement, as appropriate. 

In addition, students must complete 36-39 upper-level credits 
including 18-19 credits in one of two tracks: Chemical Dependency 
Counseling and Rehabilitation or Chemical Dependency 
Prevention and Education, and 15 credits in upper-level electives. 
An additional 6 upper-level credits of internship/practicum experi- 
ence are also required beyond the internship experience earned via 
the A.A.S. degree program. 

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING AND 
REHABILITATION TRACK 

Students who wish to pursue this track must have completed at 
least 24 credits in counseling or psychology, with course work in 
abnormal psychology; theories of addiction behavior and coun- 
seling; individual, family and group counseling; pharmacology; and 
delivery of services. 

Required Courses (19 credits) 

CDCE 405/505 Professional Standards and Ethical Responsibilities (3) 

CDCE XXX Research Applications in Professional Practice (3) 

CDCD 403/503 Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Addictions (3) 

PSYC 314 Research Methods in Psvchologv- (4) 

PSYC 429 Multicultural Counseling (3) 

NURS 404 Health Care: An Interdisciplinary' Approach (3) 

or 
HCMN 415 Financing and Organization of Health Care Services 

(3) 

Electives (IS credits) 

The track requires 15 credits of upper-division electives. Students 
should consult with their adviser to develop a coherent course of 
study. Students may receive approval from their adviser to com- 
plete electives not listed here. 
PSYC 309 Psvchopharmacology (3) 

PSYC 315 .Motivation (3) 

PSYC 350 Personality (3) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psvchologv (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

PSYC 43 1 Group Dynamics (3) 

PSYC 430 Systems and Techniques of Psychotherapy (3) 

PSYC 453 Issues in .Mental Health Intervention (3) 

HLTH 401 Teaching about Drugs and Sex (3) 
HLTH 432 Measurement and Evaluation (3) 
HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) 

HLTH 430 Organization, Implementation and Management of 

Health Education Programs (3) 
SOCl 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOCI 351 Deviant Behavior (3) 

SOCI 352 Community Corrections (3) 

SOCI 353 Theories of Crime (3) 

SOCI 354 Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) 

SOCI 355 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

NURS 323 Crisis and Stress Management (3) 
NURS 406 Cultural Diversity and Health Care (3) 

Internship (12 credits) 

Students are required to complete at least 12 credits of an intern- 
ship/practicum experience, and 6 of the internship credits must be 
upper-level credits. Internships offer students the opportunity to 
gain practical work experience, learn new skills and develop pro- 
fessional contacts. These experiences are provided at a variety of 
treatment and prevention sites statewide, such as inpatient facili- 
ties, outpatient clinics, public health agencies and private sector 
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CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PREVENTION AND 
EDUCATION TRACK 

Required Courses (18 credits) 

CDCE XXX Research Applications in Professional Practice (3) 

CDCE 402/502 Health and Social Welfare Promotion: Health 

Communication (3) 
HLTH 315 Curriculum and Planning (3) 
N'URS 323 Crisis and Stress Management (3) 
HLTH 405 Drugs in Our Culture (3) 
PSYC 429 Multicultural Counseling (3) 

Electives (15 credits) 

The track requires 1 5 credits of upper-division eleaives. Students 
should consult with their adviser to develop a coherent course of 
study. Students may receive approval from their adviser to com- 
plete electives not listed here. 
PSYC 309 
PSYC 315 
PSYC 350 
PSYC 361 
PSYC 404 
PSYC 431 
PSYC 430 
PSYC 453 
HLTH 401 
HLTH 432 
HLTH 331 
HLTH 430 

SOCI 343 
SOCl 351 
SOCI 352 
SOCI 353 
SOCI 354 
SOCI 355 
NURS 323 
NURS406 



Psychopharmacolog)' (3) 

.Motivation (3) 

Personality (3) 

.Abnormal Psychology (3) 

Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Group Dynamics (3) 

Systems and Techniques of Psychotherapy (3) 

Issues in Mental Health Inter\ention (3) 

Teaching about Drugs and Sex (3) 

Measurement and Evaluation (3| 

Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) 

Organization, Implementation and Management of 

Health Education Programs (3) 

.Minority' Groups (3) 

Deviant Behavior (3) 

Communit)' Corrections (3) 

Theories of Crime (3) 

Introduction to Criminal Justice (3) 

Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

Crisis and Stress Management (3) 

Cultural Diversity and Health Care (3) 



Internship (12 credits) 

Students are required to complete at least 12 credits of an intern- 
ship/practicum experience, and 6 of the internship credits must be 
upper-level credits. Internships offer students the opportunity to 
gain praaical work experience, learn new skills and develop pro- 
fessional contacts. These experiences are provided at a variety of 
treatment and prevention sites statewide, such as inpatient facili- 
ties, outpatient clinics, public health agencies and private sector 
programs. 



Biology 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biolog>- (4) 

BIOL 213 .\natomy and' Physiolog> I (4)' 

BIOL 214 .'iLnatomy and Physiology II (4) 

BIOL 315 Medical .Microbiology (4) 

Chemistry 

CHE.M 110 General Chemistry I (4) 

CHEMlll General Chemistry U (4) 

CHEM 330 Organic Chemistry (5) 

Computer Science 
COSC 165 Visual Basic (3) 

English 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

ENGL xxx English Elective (3) 

Mathematics 

MATH 1 1 1 ."Mgebra for .Applications (3) 

.MATH 237 Elementar\- Biostatistics (4) 

Humanities Electives (3 credits) 

Select courses from histor)\ literature, philosophy, art and music. 

In addition, credit for foreign language will be given only upon 

completion of either the first elementar>' year or an advanced 

course. 

Behavior and Social Science Electives (6 credits) 

Select from economics, political science, urban studies, sociology, 
geography, anthropology, African-American studies or psychology. 

Electives (8 credits) 

CHE.M 331 Organic Chemistr)- II (5) 

PHYS 100 Understanding Physics (3) 

or 
PHYS 102 Introduction to Physics (3) 

BIOL 401 Genetics (4) 

Students should make application to UMAB upon completing 45 
credits at Towson. See the Pre-Medical Technology coordinator for 
application information, Burdick Hall, room 141. 



GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The department offers a Master of Science degree with concentra- 
tions in Health Administration, Communit)' Health Education, and 
School Health Education. For more information, see the Graduate 
Catalog. 



PRE-MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PRE-PROFESSIONAL 
PREPARATION 

A career in medical technologv- can be both stimulating and 
rewarding, since the field is rapidly growing with advances in 
medical science. The medical technologist works under the super- 
vision of a pathologist in a laboratory' and performs tests on 
which doctors rely for assistance in diagnosing or treating diseases. 

Towson University's Pre-Medical Technology' Program provides 
the liberal arts and science basis for continuation of the degree 
program at the University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB) or 
Salisbury University. Pre-Medical Technology students are 
required to complete the GenEd requirements before transferring 
to another senior institution. 

Students who intend to transfer to UMB to complete the 
Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology must complete 
the following during the first two years at Towson. 



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Department of Kinesiology 

Professors: Andrea Boucher, Raymond Stinar, David Zang 
Associate Professors: Ned Britt, Joanne Dusel, Margaret Faulkner, 

William Forbes, Karla Kubitz 
Assistant Professors: Phil Albert, Vincent Angotti, Heather 

Crowe, Paul Downing, Marianna Hurca, Elin Lobel, Robert 

Martin, Gail Parr, Darcy Plymire, Carl Runk, Lisa Swanson 
Instructors: Matt Rothbard, Lisa Swanson, Susan Truitt, 

Tabatha Uhrich 
Part-time Faculty: Kenneth Badders, Lisa Digiacinto, 

Susan Harnett, Terry O'Brien, Andrea Worthington 

OFFICE 

Towson Center 200, 410-704-2376 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Kinesiology offers five academic majors: 
Physical Education, Athletic Training, Sport Management, Exercise 
Science, and Sport Studies. The Sport Studies major provides a con- 
centration in Psychology of Sport or a Track in Sport and the 
Humanities. 

In addition, the Department of Kinesiology offers KNES 235 
Individualized Fitness, as an approved course for GenEd II. B. 3 - 
American Experience: Contemporary Issues. 

The department also offers a series of 2-credit activity courses 
that emphasize the development of skills, knowledge and fitness 
necessary to lead an active life. Some of the courses offered in this 
series include: 

PHEA 205 Self Defense, Protection and Personal Safety 

PHEA 207 Rhythmic Aerobics 

PHEA 209 Ballroom Dance 

PHEA 211 Cardiovascular Movement: Jogging, Cycling and 

In-Line Skating 
PHEA 215 Recreational Sports: Bowling, Billiards and Golf 

PHEA 217 Invasion Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer 

PHEA 221 Net Games: Badminton, Tennis and Volleyball 

PHEA 223 Wall Games: Handball, Racquetbail and Squash 

MAJOR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

This program prepares competent teachers in Physical Education 
for elementary and secondary schools. Graduates are certified to 
teach at the elementary and secondary levels. A planned sequence 
of courses is designed to provide the student with skills and leader- 
ship experience needed to direct a balanced program in class, intra- 
mural and extramural activities. 

Students majoring in Physical Education must complete 35 cred- 
its in KNES professional core courses, 13 credits in KNES profes- 
sional laboratory skill courses, 6 credits in KNES elective courses, 
28-29 credits in lower-level courses, and 19 credits in Teacher 
Education courses. Students must complete all required and pre- 
requisite courses for the major with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher. In addition, the following professional education courses 
must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher and a 
cumulative QPA of 2.75: Educational Psychology, PSYC 201; 
Integrating Literacy in the K-12 Content Areas, ELED 324; 
Teaching PE in Elementary School, KNES 324; Teaching PE in 
Secondary School, KNES 325; Foundations of Education, EDUC 
401; and Adaptive Physical Education, KNES 423. 

Effective fall 1999, all pre-service students in Teacher Education 
programs at Towson University whose program of study requires 
an intensive and extensive internship or student teaching experi- 
ence in a public or private school setting (pre-K through 12) will be 
required to undergo a criminal background check before beginning 
this experience. The criminal background check must be filed with 
the director of the Center for Professional Practice. Students 
enrolled in the Physical Education major must complete the criminal 
background check prior to enrollment in any of the following 



courses: KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary 
School, KNES 325 Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary 
School, and KNES 423 Adaptive Physical Education. 

A certification in Health Science is available for students who 
wish to be certified to teach in physical education and health edu- 
cation at the elementary and secondary levels. Students are advised 
that the Department of Health Science is responsible for establish- 
ing the health-education requirements for this program. As such, 
students interested in pursuing this option must contact the chair of 
Health Science for additional and current information. 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Physical Education include 35 
credits of KNES professional core courses, 13 credits of KNES pro- 
fessional laboratory courses, 6 credits of KNES electives, 19 cred- 
its in teacher education courses, and 28-29 credits in lower-level 
courses. 

The specific requirements for the Physical Education major are 
as follows: 

KNES Professional Core {35 credits) 

KNES 290 Introduction to Teaching in Physical Education (2) 

KNES 298 History and Philosophy of Physical Education (3) 

KNES 309 Tests and Measurements (3) 

KNES 311 Biomechamcs (3) 

KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3) 

KNES 315 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 324 Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School (3) 

KNES 325 Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School (3) 

KNES 341 Concepts of Motor Learning (3) 

KNES 355 Psychologyof Sport (3) 

KNES 423 Adaptive Physical Education (3) 

KNES 426 Motor Development (3) 

KNES Professional Lab Skills/Activities (13 credits) 

KNES 140 Track and Field (1) 

KNES 150 Personal DefenseAVresding ( 1 ) 

KNES 156 Gymnastics (1) 

KNES 165 Swimming (1) 

KNES 182 Field Court 1(1) 

KNES 183 Ballroom, Folk and Square Dance (1) 

KNES 184 Field Court 11(1) 

KNES 202 Net/Wall Games (1) 

KNES 210 Lifetime Activities (1) 

KNES 239 Physical Fitness Activities (1) 

KNES 279 Teaching Techniques in Creative Movement (1) 

KNES 283 Physical Education Activities for the Young Child (1) 

KNES 284 Physical Education Activities for the Intermediate 
Grades (1) 

KNES Professional Electives (6 credits) 

KNES 305 Outdoor Education Philosophy and Methods (3) 

KNES 307 Teaching Apprenticeship (.5-1) 

KNES 33 1 Principles of Coaching (3) 

KNES 337 Advanced Coaching Techniques (3) 

KNES 351 Philosophy of the Sport Experience (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 

KNES 399 Differentiated Student Teaching (1-3) 

KNES 470 Selected Topics in Physical Education (3) 

KNES 496 Independent Study (1-3) 

Teacher Education Core (19 credits) 

ELED 324 Integrating literacy in the K-12 Content Areas (3) 

EDUC 401 Foundations of Education (3) 

KNES 392 Elementary Student Teaching (6) 

KNES 394 Secondary Student Teaching (6) 

KNES 480 Seminar in Teaching Physical Education ( 1 ) 



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Additional Required Courses (28-29 credits) 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

BIOL 211 Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 

BIOL 212 Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

IDHP 1 10 Information Utilization in the Health Professions (3) 

or 
ISTC 201 Using Information Effectively in Education (3) 

COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3) 

MAJOR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING 

The seven-semester program of study in Athletic Training is 
designed for students who are interested in a career in allied health 
care specializing in the care of athletes and physically active indi- 
viduals. Athletic trainers function as integral members of the ath- 
letic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universi- 
ties, sports medicine clinics, professional sports organizations and 
other health care settings. The athletic trainer specializes in the pre- 
vention, assessment, management, rehabilitation and health care 
administration of athletic injuries and illnesses. 

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is designed to 
provide an effective blend of theoretical and practical learning 
experiences in athletic training by incorporating extensive academ- 
ic and clinical education experiences. The ATEP is accredited by the 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education 
Programs (CAAHEP). Successful completion of the Athletic 
Training Education Program prepares an individual as a candidate 
for the National Athletic Trainers' Board of Certification examination. 

The goals of the ATEP are first and foremost to provide students 
with a quality, well-rounded education. Second, the ATEP seeks to 
provide all necessary cognitive, psychomotor and affective compe- 
tencies and proficiencies in a formalized multidimensional academ- 
ic and clinical setting for students to be successful in the field of 
athletic training. Last, the ATEP provides opportunities for stu- 
dents to participate in community events and professional activities 
that will instill a sense of active participation in their communities 
and chosen profession. 

The ATEP is a capped major with a limited enrollment. As such, 
admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the 
program. Prospective students should initiate the application 
process for the ATEP at the same time as application to the univer- 
sity by contacting the director of the Athletic Training Program or 
attending an orientation session. The initial deadline for submitting 
the ATEP application is March 1. Students applying by that dead- 
line will be advised of their application status by April 1. 
Applications will be accepted after the initial March 1 deadline; 
those applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis as space allows. 
Prospective students must submit the following materials as part of 
the secondary screening procedure: program application (including 
personal statement); signed technical standards verifying that, with 
appropriate accommodation, they meet the technical standards for 
an entry-level athletic trainer; and verification of health status form 
(signed by the applicant's health care provider). 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Athletic Training include 25-26 
credits of lower-level courses and 54 credits of KNES courses. The 
specific requirements for the major in Athletic Training are as fol- 
lows: 

KNES Required Courses (54 credits) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 291 Introduction to Athletic Training (1) 

KNES 309 Tests and Measurements (3) 

KNES 3 1 1 Biomechanics ( 3 ) 



KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3) 

KNES 315 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 363 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3) 

KNES 381 Basic Clinical Athletic Training 1(1) 

KNES 382 Basic Clinical Athletic Training II (1) 

KNES 385 Intermediate Clinical Athletic Training 1(1) 

KNES 386 Intermediate Clinical Athletic Training II (1) 

KNES 388 Advanced Clinical Athletic Training 1(1) 

KNES 389 Advanced Clinical Athletic Training 11(1) 

KNES 415 Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 417 Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 427 Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 428 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 429 Physical Assessment in Athletic Training (3) 

KNES 43 1 Seminar in Athletic Training (2) 

Plus 12 credits selected from KNES upper-division courses 

Lower-Level Required Courses (25-26 credits) 
BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

BIOL 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4) 

BIOL 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 

or 
PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 
HLTH103 EMC, First Aid and Safety (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

MAJOR IN EXERCISE SCIENCE 

The major in Exercise Science is intended to examine the relation- 
ship between exercise and human performance and the role of 
physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Exercise sci- 
ence consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biome- 
chanics, exercise physiology and biochemistry, growth and devel- 
opment, exercise nutrition, measurement and evaluation, and exer- 
cise psychology. The program of study is designed to provide an 
effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience. 
The program is intended to prepare qualified individuals for 
careers in clinical, corporate, commercial, and/or community exer- 
cise/wellness settings as well as to prepare students for graduate 
study in related fields. 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Exercise Science include 27 cred- 
its of lower-level courses and 45 credits of KNES courses. The spe- 
cific requirements for the major in Exercise Science are as follows: 

KNES Required Courses (45 credits) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 309 Tests and Measurements (3) 

KNES 311 Biomechanics (3) 

KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3) 

KNES 315 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3) 

KNES 361 Exercise Psychology (3) 

KNES 363 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3) 

KNES 365 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) 

KNES 369 Practicum in Exercise Science (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 

KNES 469 Research Methods in Exercise Science (3) 

Plus 12 credits from a selected group of KNES upper-division courses. 

Required Lower-Level Courses (27 credits) 

BIOL 1 10 Contemporary General Biology (4) 

BIOL 2 1 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 

BIOL 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professionals (4) 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 

PHYS 202 General Physics for the Health Sciences (5) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 



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MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT 

The major in Sport Management is designed to address the unique 
position of sports in American business and to prepare students for 
careers in athletic and recreation administration, the fitness indus- 
try, college and professional sports, and retail marketing. 

Program Requirements 

The requirements for the major in Sport Management include 18 
credits of lower-level courses, 36 credits of KNES courses and 12 
credits of BUAD courses. Students interested in Sport Management 
are strongly encouraged to pursue the minor in Business 
Administration (BUAD) as part of their program of study. The 
requirements for the major in Sport Management with a minor in 
BUAD include 24 credits in lower-level courses, 36 credits of KNES 
courses and 9 credits of BUAD courses. 

The specific requirements for the major in Sport Management 
are as follows: 

Lower-Level Requirements (18 credits) 
ACCT201 Accounting Principles I (3) 
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II (3) 
COMM 131 Fundamentals ot Speech Communication (3) 
cose 111 Information and Technology for Busmess (3) 

ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

KNES Required Courses (36 credits) 

KKES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 333 Sport Management (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 355 Psvcholog)- of Sport (3) 

KNES 393 World History of Sport to 1 900 (3) 

or 
KNES 451 History of American Sport (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiolog)- Internship (3) 

KNES 453 Sport Administration (3) 

Plus 15 credits of electives from selected KNES and BUAD courses 

BUAD Required Courses (12 credits) 
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 
MKTG 345 Advertising .Vlanagement (3) 
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 
MNGT 381 Human Resource Management (3) 

The specific requirements for the major in Sport Management with 

a minor in BUAD are as follows: 

Lower-Level Requirements (24 credits) 

ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I (3) 

ACCT 202 .■\ccounting Principles II (3) 

COM.M 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

cose 1 1 1 Information and Technology for Business (3) 

ECON 201 .Vlicroeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 202 .Vlacroeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

KNES Requirements (36 credits) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 333 Sport Management (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Societ\' (3) 

KNES 355 Psvchologv of Sport (3) 

KNES 393 World History of Sport to 1900 

or 
KNES 451 Histor>' of American Sport (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 

KNES 453 Sport Administration (3) 

Plus 15 credits of electives from selected KNES and BUAD courses 



BUAD Requirements (9 credits) 

FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3) 

'Note: Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in BUAD courses 

at Towson Universir.' in order to earn a minor in BUAD. 

MAJOR IN SPORT STUDIES 

The Sport Studies Program focuses on the current knowledge base 
and interpretations of human interaction in sport. The program 
provides a range of interdisciplinary study options leading to 
preparation for graduate study or employment in sport-related 
positions. 

PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT CONCENTRATION 

The program in Psychology of Spon is designed to address aspects 
of psychological study related to athletic performance, exercise and 
physical activity. Students selecting this concentration must also 
declare a minor in Psychology. 

Required KNES Courses (18 credits) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 285 Sport; A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society (3) 

KNES 355 PsvchologTi- of Sport (3) 

KNES 393 World History of Sport to 1900 (3) 

or 
KNES 451 Histor)' of American Sport (3) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 



Kinesiology Electives 

Students must choose 
Psychology courses. 



15 credits from KNES and selected 



MINOR IN PSYCHOLOGY 

Students are required to complete 26 credits in psychology with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. Of these 26 cred- 
its, 14 credits are to be completed in the core courses (PSYC 101 or 
PSYC 102; PSYC 203 or PSYC 204; PSYC 212; PSYC 314). The 
remaining 12 credits must be used to satisfy four of the six topic 
areas listed below. Minors must satisfy the relevant prerequisites 
for individual psychology courses taken. 

Required Courses (26 credits) 

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

or 
PSYC 102 Honors Introduction to Psychology (3) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

or 
PSYC 204 Honors Human Development (3) 

PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4) 

PSYC 314 Research Methods in Psychology (4) 

Select from the following to complete 26 credits. The elective 
courses must include at least one course from four of the following 
six areas: Human Development, Clinical, Social, Biopsychology, 
Learning-Cognition, and Diversity. 

Topical Areas 

I. Human Development (3 credits) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Child Development (3) 
PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 
PSYC 405 Psvchologv of Aging (3) 
PSYC 467 Midlife Development (3) 

IL Clinical (3 credits) 

PSYC 350 Personality (3) 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3) 

PSYC 411 Tests and Measurements (3) 



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III. Social (3 credits) 

PSYC 325 Social Psycholog)' (3) 
PSYC 327 Industrial Psychology (3) 
PSYC 431 Group Dynamics (3) 

rV. Biopsvchology (3 credits) 

PSYC 309 Psychopharmacology (3) 

PSYC 317 Sensation and Perception (3) 

PSYC 460 Ethology and Comparative Psychology (3) 

PSYC 465 Physiological Psychology (3) 

V. Learning-Cognition (3 credits) 

PSYC 305 Psvchology of Learning (3) 

PSYC 315 Motivation (3) 

PSYC 461 Cognitive Psychology (3) 

VI. Diversity (3 credits) 

PSYC 432 Cross-Cultural Counselmg (3) 

PSYC 44"" Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

PSYC 451 Introduction to the Exceptional Child (3) 

Additional Required Courses 

BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) 

Sport and Humanities Track 

The program of study in Sport and Humanities is designed to 
address anthropological, historical, philosophical and sociological 
aspects of sport. Students selecting this track will be required to 
select 15 credits of electives outside of Kinesiology in the humani- 
ties area. 

Required Kinesiology Courses (18 credits) 

KNES 235 Individualized Fitness (3) 

KNES 285 Sport: A Cross-Cultural Perspeaive (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Societv (3) 

KNES 355 Psvchology of Sport (3) 

KNES 393 World History of Sport to 1900 (3) 

or 
KNES 451 History of American Sport (3) (*Spring) 

KNES 395 Kinesiology Internship (3) 

Required Kinesiology Electives (9 credits) 

Choose three of the following: 

KNES 349 The Modern Olympic Games (3) 

KNES 351 Philosophy: The Sport Experience (3) 

KNES 361 Exercise Psvchologv (3) 

KNTS 437 Sport and the .Media (3) 

KNES 441 The .'\merican Woman in Sport (3) 

KNES 470 Special Topics (3) 



LEGL 325 Sports Law (3) 

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 111 Logic (3) 

PHIL 204 Race, Class, and Gender (3) 

PHIL 253 Contemporary Ethical Problems (3) 

POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

POSC 209 Introduction to Law (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

SOCI 102 Honors Introduction to Sociology (3) 

SOCI 210 Sociology of Sport (3) 

SOCI 241 Blacks in America (3) 

SOCI 243 Sociology of Race, Class and Gender (3) 

SOCI 341 Class, Status and Power (3) 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOCI 37x Sociology of Gender (3) 

WMST 231 Women in Perspective (3) 

WMST 335 Women, Work and Family (3) 

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

The Department of Kinesiology offers three courses for students 
majoring in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. They are 
KNES 281-282, Physical Education for Elementary Education 
Students 1, II and KNES 324, Teaching Physical Education in the 
Elementary School. KNES 281-282 are prerequisites for KNES 
324. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Kinesiology transfer credits vi-ill be evaluated by the department on 
an individual basis. A minimum of one-half of the credit hours 
required in the major (KNES) must be completed at Towson 
University. A grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher must be earned in 
all required courses and all prerequisites for required courses. 



Guided Humanities Electives (IS credits) 

Choose 15 credits from the following courses; exceptions must be 

approved by department adviser. 

A.MST 201 Introduction to American Studies (3) 

AMST 497 Practicum in American Studies (3) 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 

or 
ANTH 210 Honors Cultural ."Vnthropoiogy (3) 
ANTH 209 Anthropology' of American Culture (3) 

or 
ANTH 211 Honors Anthropology of American Culture (3) 
ANTH 321 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 
CLST 201 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3) 

CLST 303 Identity and Culture (3) 

CLST 305 Textualirv and Culture (3) 

HIST 145 Histon- of US to Mid-1 9th Century (3) 

HIST 146 History of US Since .Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 151 The World Since 1945 (3) 

HIST 364 Social History of the United States Since 1865 (3) 

HIST 382 African American History from the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 483 Biographical Studies in Historv (3) 

HIST 484 Historical Themes (3) 



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Department of Nursing 

Professor: Cynthia Kielinen 

Associate Professors: Christina Barrick, Joanna Basuray, Janet 

Coghano, Deborah Greener, Jacquelyn Jordan {Chair), Joan 

Jordan, Mary Lashley, Dianne Taylor 
Assistant Professors: Sharon Eifried, Marilyn Halstead, Vicky 

Kent, Lena Lee, Cathaleen Ley 
Clinical Assistant Professors: Beverly Bye, Michele Games, Sheila 

Green, Kim McCarron 
Visiting Instructors: Carol Gallo 
Part-time Faculty: Nancy Baldwin, Alice Behles, Suzanne Bonner, 

Elizabeth Crusse, Catherine Davell, Patsie Griffin, 

Kathleen Gross, Kathleen Hannigan, Jane Virden, 

Karen Williams-Cooper 

OFFICE 

Burdick Hall 137B, 410-704-2068 or 2069 
Recorded Information: 410-704-2067 
Admissions Coordinator: 410-704-4170 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Nursing is both an art and a science with an evolving body of spe- 
cialized knowledge derived from nursing research, as well as from 
the synthesis of knowledge from related disciplines. Nursing, inde- 
pendently or collaboratively, guides and influences the behavior of 
others in their efforts toward optimizing the health status of indi- 
viduals, families, groups and communities. 

Towson offers a program in professional nursing leading to the 
Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The nursing 
curriculum includes courses in the liberal arts, the sciences and 
nursing. The curriculum, designed for basic and registered nurse 
students, prepares the graduate to accept responsibility and 
accountability for the care of clients and families in a variety of 
health care settings, to function in beginning leadership roles, and 
to be consumers of and participants in nursing research. Students 
are also provided with the foundation for graduate study in nursing. 

The nursing program is approved by the Maryland Board of 
Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing 
Education. Basic students graduating from the Nursing major are 
eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for 
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Department of Nursing 
holds membership in the American Association of Colleges of 
Nursing, the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree 
Programs of the National League for Nursing, Commission on 
Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Council on Collegiate 
Education in Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board. 

MAJOR IN NURSING: BASIC STUDENTS 

The university requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation. 
However, established departmental requirements must also be com- 
pleted for graduation with a Nursing major. This necessitates com- 
pletion of more than 120 credit hours for most students enrolled in 
the department. 

Students must complete all prerequisite courses prior to begin- 
ning the major. Proper course planning and good advising are key 
to timely admission to the major and completion of the program in 
four years. The departmental brochure contains a recommended 
course plan for students for the entire four-year degree. Pre-nursing 
majors may request a nursing adviser to help them plan their aca- 
demic program prior to admission to the major. Students can con- 
tact the department for specific information and to be assigned to 
an adviser. Once the student is admitted to the Nursing major, the 
nursing courses must be completed in a sequential pattern, because 
each course is a foundation for the subsequent course. Part-time 
study options are available. 



Pre-nursing students demonstrating competencies covered in 
MATH 115 (as determined by the Department of Mathematics) 
may enroll in an alternative offering of one of the following: 
MATH 116, MATH 119, or MATH 273, in order to meet the 
mathematics requirement. Placement in the particular course is 
determined by the Department of Mathematics. 

Because requirements may be revised from time to time, it is the 
student's responsibility to make certain that he or she is working 
with the most current materials. Contact the department for assis- 
tance with program planning. 

Requirements for the Major 

In addition to the General Education (GenEd) requirements, 
Nursing majors must complete the following prerequisites prior to 
beginning major course work. Several of these courses can also 
meet GenEd requirements. ('GenEd) 

*ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
*BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (4) 
BIOL 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) 
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 
BIOL 215 Fundamentals of Microbiology (4) 

or 
BIOL 315 Medical Microbiology (4) 
*CHEM 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions I (4) 
*CHEM 106 Chemistry for Allied Health Professions II (4) 

HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3) 
•MATH 1 15 Basic Mathematics for Sciences (3) 
*PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 
*PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 
*SOCI 101 Introductory Sociology (3) 



REQUIRED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR THE NURSING MAJOR 
Junior Year 
First Semester 

NURS331 
NURS341 
NURS 343 
>aJRS 345 
NURS 347 
NURS 351 



Professional Nursing I: Introduction (2) 
Alterations in Health (3) 
Pharmacotherapeutic Agents (2) 
Technology and Therapeutic Interventions (2) 
Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3) 
Nursing Practice I: Health Promotion Across the 
Life Span (4) 



Second Semester 

NURS 353 
NURS 355 
NURS 404 



NURS 416 
MATH 231 

MATH 237 

PSYC 212 

Senior Year 
First Semester 
NURS 431 
NURS 451 

NURS 453 
NURS 404 

NURS 416 

Second Semester 

NURS 433 

NURS 455 
NURS 457 
NURS 459 



Nursing Practice II; Adult Health (5) 

Nursing Practice III: Childbearing Families (5) 

Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3) 

or 

Multicultural Health Care (3) (GenEd) 

Basic Statistics (3) 

or 

Biostatistics (3-4) 

or 

Behavioral Statistics (4) 



Professional Nursing II: Research (2) 

Nursing Practice IV: Psychiatric and 

Mental Health (5) 

Nursing Practice V: Child Health (5) 

Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3) 

or 

Multicultural Health Care (3) (GenEd) 



Professional Nursing III: Issues 

(Advanced Writing GenEd) (3) 
Nursing Practice VI: Community Health (5) 
Nursing Practice VII: Clinical Practicum (2) 
Nursing Practice VIII: Leadership and 
Management (4) 



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MAJOR IN NURSING FOR REGISTERED 
NURSE STUDENTS 

Effective fall 2004, the department will participate in a revised 
statewide articulation model. No more than half of the baccalaure- 
ate degree, with a maximum of 60 non-nursing credits, will be 
accepted at Towson from a community college. Nursing credits will 
not be transferred. However, individuals with an active unencum- 
bered Maryland or compact RN license articulating to the bac- 
calaureate level are awarded a minimum of 30 upper-division nursing 
credits in the program. 

The total number of credits to be completed is 30; however, to 
ensure successful progress through the nursing major, students will 
need statistics. Chemistry for Allied Health Professions II and 
microbiology. If these courses were not part of the associate's 
degree, they must be completed prior to acceptance into the nurs- 
ing major — which could add an additional 12 credits to the pro- 
gram. 

The baccalaureate nursing program builds upon the student's pre- 
vious learning, ensures a broad base in the liberal arts, and offers 
nursing courses that are designed to enhance professional nursing 
practice. RNs are advised to contact the department for assistance 
with admission and program planning. 

TRANSFER AND SECOND DEGREE STUDENTS 

Transfer students and those seeking a second baccalaureate degree 
are admitted to the university according to university policies and 
procedures. Generally, transfer students must complete all required 
nursing courses of the department at Towson University. Nursing 
courses completed in another baccalaureate nursing program are 
evaluated individually for equivalence by the department. 

ADMISSION TO THE NURSING MAJOR 

Before students can be considered for admission to the Nursing 
major, they must be admitted to or have applied for admission to 
the university. Transfer students must adhere to the university's 
transfer policies. 

Admission to the Nursing major is granted only by the depart- 
ment. Admission to the university does not constitute or guarantee 
admission to the major. Students are admitted in both the fall and 
spring semesters of each academic year. The application for admis- 
sion to the Nursing major is available from the admissions coordi- 
nator. It is to be returned to the admissions coordinator. 
Department of Nursing, by January 15 for fall admission and 
August 15 for spring admission. Because the process requires offi- 
cial transcripts from all educational institutions that students have 
attended, students should allow sufficient time for receipt of tran- 
scripts in the department by the due date. Late applications are 
accepted on a space-available basis. 

EARLY ADA4ISSION POLICY 

Pre-nursing students who have completed their freshman year at 
Towson University, have an overall grade point average of at least 
3.00, and no more than one course grade less than a 2.00 may 
apply for early admission to the Nursing major. Early admission 
will give them "Guaranteed Admission Status" which will ensure 
them a place in the program in the semester they are ready to enter. 
In order to maintain this status, the student must maintain a grade 
point average of 3.00 and all course grades must be 2.00 or higher. 
Students who have "Guaranteed Admission Status" and have 
grades that fall below these criteria may still be accepted into the 
program, but need to be re-evaluated with the rest of the group 
applying for that semester. Students interested in pursuing admis- 
sion under this policy are urged to contact the admissions coordi- 
nator at 410-704-4170. 



INDIVIDUAL ADMISSION POLICY 

Applicants who do not meet the admission criteria may still be con- 
sidered for admission under the individual admission policy. To be 
considered, the individual must demonstrate the ability to be suc- 
cessful in a rigorous academic curriculum through recent strong 
academic performance in relevant course work. Applicants who 
wish to be considered under this policy must submit, with the stan- 
dard application, supporting materials making a specific, personal- 
ized case of why the applicant deserves acceptance into a rigorous 
academic program. Submitted materials should include a written 
request for consideration, two letters of recommendation from 
appropriate sources, such as professors or academic advisers, and a 
personal statement with supporting materials explaining why the 
applicant deserves special consideration and why his or her qualifi- 
cations do not meet stated criteria. Materials submitted should con- 
tain very specific and compelling information to warrant special 
consideration. 

BASIC PROGRAM 

High school students are advised to take the following courses to 
provide the base necessary to complete the prerequisite courses for 
the Nursing major: mathematics - three units (two years of algebra 
and one year of geometry); chemistry - one unit; biology - one 
unit. Physics, although not required, is recommended. 

Eligibility and Screening: Admission to the major is contingent 
upon the student being screened and admission being offered to the 
applicant by the department. The screening process takes place dur- 
ing the semester prior to the student's anticipated enrollment in the 
first nursing course. Students are eligible to apply for admission 
after they have completed a minimum of 42 undergraduate credits, 
including at least four laboratory sciences and ENGL 102. Only 
one grade below a grade equivalent of 2.00 is allowed in prerequi- 
site or General Education courses, and no more than two courses 
may be repeated. A minimum quality point average of 2.50 on a 
4.00 scale is required; however, students must note that achieve- 
ment at the 2.50 level in itself does not guarantee admission to the 
program. The higher the applicant's quality point average (QPA), 
the greater the possibility of being offered admission. 

REGISTERED NURSE COMPLETION PROGRAM 

To be eligible for admission, students must have graduated from a 
state-approved diploma or associate degree nursing program and 
be licensed as a registered nurse in Maryland. Recent graduates 
may be admitted pending successful completion of the NCLEX- 
RN. Students applying for admission to the Nursing major must 
either have been admitted to the university or be currently seeking 
admission to the university. 

Registered Nurse students are advised to contact the department 
for advisement prior to completion and submission of the applica- 
tion for admission to the university. 

Eligibility and screening: Admission to the Nursing Program is 
granted only by the department. Eligibility requirements are 
dependent upon the option chosen. In addition, RN students are 
required to have a minimum quality point average (QPA) of 2.50 
on a 4.00 scale. Only one grade below a grade equivalent of 2.00 
is allowed in the non-nursing courses required for the Nursing 
Program. Students validating their basic nursing education through 
the "transition course" option must have completed these courses 
prior to admission to the Nursing major. 



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HEALTH ASSESSMENT CHALLENGE 
EXAMINATION 

Registered nurses with an extensive background in health assess- 
ment may elect to challenge the course NURS 347: Health 
Assessment Across the Life Span. Students interested in challenging 
the course must first meet with the NURS 347 course coordinator 
to determine the extent of their health assessment background and 
receive specific information regarding the challenge option. 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS 

Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade equivalent of 
2.50 to enroll in clinical courses in the major. A grade of 2.00 or 
higher in both the theory and clinical component in each nursing 
course is required, in addition to maintaining a 2.00 overall cumu- 
lative quality point average. 

Effective Fall 2003, new students entering or re-entering the pro- 
gram must earn the national passing composite score on a national 
examination as specified by the Department of Nursing (currently 
the RN Assessment Test published by Education Resources, Inc.) 
during their S2 semester in order to be eligible to sit for the 
NCLEX-RN examination required for licensure. 

The Nursing Student Handbook provides additional information 
concerning department policies and is distributed upon enrollment 
in the major. 

SPECIAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS 

All students in the Nursing major are required to: 

• carry nursing student liability insurance through the university 

• carry hospitalization insurance including accident and/or emer- 
gency benefits 

• purchase departmental uniforms and supplies (approximately 
$700 for basic students and $200 for RN students) 

• have a valid driver's license and access to the independent use 
of a car in order to provide own travel to and from clinical 
facilities 

• assume financial responsibility for expenses related to the 
required physical examination and laboratory/screening tests 
Information about financial assistance may be obtained from the 

university's Office of Financial Aid. 

Information sessions are offered throughout the year. For addi- 
tional information, contact the admissions coordinator. 



Department of Occupational 
Therapy and Occupational Science 

Professors: Charlotte Exner, Regena Stevens-Ratchford, 

S. Maggie Reitz {Chair) 
Associate Professors: Janet DeLany, Karen Eskow 
Assistant Professors: Sonia Lawson, Mary Beth Merryman, 

Marcie Weinstein, Jenna Yeager 
Clinical Assistant Professors: Rene Bookoff, Lynne Murphy, 

Marlene Riley 
Part-time Faculty: Chris Moghimi, Jennifer Wingrat 
Visiting Instructor: Kathy Murphy 

OFFICE 

Lida Lee Tall 305, 410-704-2762 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Occupational therapy is the art and science of directing human par- 
ticipation in selected occupations to restore, reinforce and enhance 
performance, facilitate learning of skills and functions essential for 
adaptation and productivity, diminish or correct pathology, and 
promote and maintain health. Occupational therapists direct the 
use of self-care, work, homemaking, play and leisure arts activities. 
They use these activities to assist individuals or groups whose 
health is threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, aging, 
poverty or environmental conditions, physical injury or illness, and 
psychological and social disability. 

The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational 
Science currently offers a Combined B.S./M.S. program designed to 
provide a liberal education and develop professional competence. 
The program of study leads to a Combined B.S./M.S. degree in 
Occupational Therapy. The Occupational Therapy Program is 
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 
Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy 
Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, RO. Box 
31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220. AOTA's phone number is 301- 
652-2682. Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the 
national certification examination for the occupational therapist 
administered by the National Board for Certification in 
Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of 
this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, 
Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to prac- 
tice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the 
NBCOT certification examination. (Persons convicted of felonies 
may be unable to sit for the certification examination and should 
inquire in advance of program entry regarding eligibility.) 

Occupational therapy is a profession that demands its practi- 
tioners have clinical competencies as well as academic knowledge. 
In addition to satisfactory completion of course work, students 
must demonstrate appropriate clinical behaviors and skills prior to 
beginning clinical/internship experiences. Students who have less 
than a 2.50 QPA will not be permitted to enroll in OCTH 435/436. 
In the event that students lack appropriate clinical behaviors and/or 
skills and/or do not have satisfactory academic performance in one 
or more required courses, they will be provided with counseling by 
the occupational therapy faculty, and recommendations for reme- 
dial courses of action will be made. 

Students are expected to be aware of and adhere to the Code of 
Ethics established by the department. Violation of the standards set 
forth in this document is cause for disciplinary action which may 
include dismissal from the programs offered by the Department of 
Occupation.il Therapy and Occupational Science. 

The department also offers a Master of Science degree in 
Occupational I'hcrapy and i Doctor of Occupational Science 
(Sc.D.). For further information, consult the Graduate Catalog. 



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Special Permits and Seat Codes 

Special permits and seat codes are required for admission to all 

Occupational Therapy major courses. 

Health and Insurance Requirements 

Contracts with clinical facilities require that students in clinical 

> placements show proof of current health insurance and documen- 
tation of current health status. The findings of the health examina- 
tion will not necessarily exclude students from clinical placement. 
Students must present evidence of current health insurance, a recent 
health examination, a speech and hearing screening and results of 
a P.P.D. test prior to enrollment in the first clinical experience. 
Annual updates are required. Students must also complete the 
Hepatitis B vaccine series or sign a declination form for the vaccine. 

" CPR Courses and First Aid 

Certification for adult, infant and child CPR is required prior to the 
beginning of the program. Proof of current CPR certification is 
required during enrollment in the major. Online courses are not 
accepted. It is highly recommended that students complete a stan- 
dard course in first aid. 

PRE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 
ALL CANDIDATES 

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the 
Occupational Therapy major. At students' request, occupational 
therapy and occupational science faculty and administrative staff 
will advise candidates about the nature of the profession, the 
national certification examination, and the occupational therapy 
curriculum prior to admission. 

APPLICATION CRITERIA 

Applicants are encouraged to contact the department to request a 
Pre-OT adviser. Application materials for the Occupational 
Therapy Program must be submitted to the College of Health 
Professions (CHP) admissions coordinator with a postmark no 
later than March I. All students applying for admission to the 
Combined B.S./M.S. Occupational Therapy Program at Towson 
University^ must meet the following criteria: 
L Applicants must have applied to Towson University for fall 
admission by February 1. 

2. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 14 credits in 
college courses, excluding developmental courses, by the end 
of the fall semester preceding screening. 

3. Applicants must have a grade equivalent of 2.67 or higher in 
the following courses or their equivalents completed by 
December 31: 

a. BIOL 110 Contemporary General Biology (must be com- 
pleted by end of fall semester preceding screening). 

or BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I (may be substituted 
for BIOL 110 for screening purposes). 

b. Two of the following three courses: 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 
ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education 

All of these courses must be completed by the end of the semes- 
ter in which screening takes place with a grade equivalent of 2.67 
or higher. CLEP tests and AP exam scores may be used in lieu of 
course grades. However, scores must be equivalent to the grade 
requirement of a 2.67 or higher, and the courses must be posted on 
the TV transcript. Applicants with lower test scores must take the 
course and achieve a grade equivalent of 2.67 or higher to be con- 
sidered for screening. Applicants with such test scores must contact 
the CHP admissions coordinator for specific information. 

4. Applicants must have a minimum overall quality point average 
of 2.70 by the end of the fall semester preceding screening. 



5. Applicants must submit the following documents in one pack- 
et postmarked by March 1: 

a. Official transcripts that include course work taken through 
the fall semester preceding application to the program at 
institutions other than Towson University. 

b. A completed Human Service Activity Verification Form, 
which provides evidence of completion of at least 30 hours 
of work and/or volunteer experience in a human service 
activity. This work or volunteer experience must have 
involved direct contact with people with disabilities, illness 
or other disadvantages. Examples include work/volunteer 
experience with clients in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabil- 
itation facilities, senior centers, drug rehabilitation pro- 
grams, programs for the homeless, camps, etc. 

c. A typewritten application essay following the guidelines 
provided by the department. 

d. Three reference forms completed by appropriate individuals 
and submitted in accordance with application requirements. 

6. Applicants must have a completed Prerequisite Course Form 
on file by March 1. In addition, applicants who wish to have 
courses not listed on this form approved as equivalent to 
major courses in this program of study must submit a written 
request for approval of these courses. 

7. A minimum of 23 credits meeting General Education (GenEd) 
requirements must have been completed prior to beginning the 
first semester of the Occupational Therapy Program. 

Applicants with credits over 10 years old may petition (in writing 
by March 1) to have these credits excluded from calculation of the 
QPA if they have successfully completed 14 or more credits within 
the past two years. These 14 credits must include either BIOL 110 
Contemporary General Biology or BIOL 213 Anatomy and 
Physiology I (or their equivalent). When this option is approved, all 
credits over 10 years old are excluded from QPA computation, 
with the exception of grades for PSYC 101, SOCI 101, ENGL 102, 
and PHYS 202 or PHYS 211. If applicants wish old screening 
course grade(s) to be omitted, they must have retaken the screening 
course(s) within the past 10 years. If a petition regarding omission 
of these grades is not received by the application deadline, all 
courses over 10 years old will be used in computation of the QPA. 

APPLICATION PROCESS 

Screening for admission is based on a review of student's QPA, 
admission essay, letters of recommendation and required volunteer 
experience. 

Early Admission to the Major 

High school seniors, current Towson University students, and 
transfer students with an overall grade point average of 3.40 may 
be considered for early admission to the Combined B.S./M.S. 
Occupational Therapy Program. Early admission will result in 
Guaranteed Admission Status, which will ensure the student a place 
in the program with the next class admitted. In order to receive 
Guaranteed Admission Status, applicants need to complete the 
application process and be selected by the program's Admissions 
Committee. In order to enter the program, students must meet all 
application criteria, including prerequisite grade requirements and 
be admitted to the university. 

Early admission applicants will be admitted on a first-come, 
first-served rolling admission basis. Applications will continue to 
be accepted until all available spaces are filled. No more than 50 
percent of the class will be filled with early admit students. 
Applicants will be informed of the status of their application 
within 30 days. Students interested in pursuing early admission 
under this policy must contact the CHP admissions coordinator, 
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First Level of Screening 

Initial screening, which is based on QPA, will occur immediately 
after March 1 for applicants who have complete files. Overall 
QPAs will be computed, and the top 60 applicants will be 
identified. 

Second Level of Screening 

The department's Admissions Committee will review documents of 
the top 60 applicants and evaluate these applicants based upon 
their QPAs, essays and references. The top candidates from this 
pool of applicants will be selected for admission. 

A maximum of 25 percent of the group of applicants selected 
will be out-of-state students, unless qualified in-state students are 
unavailable. 

Selection of the top candidates will be completed by April 15. 
After May 15 a waiting list will be developed consisting of other 
applicants from the original pool of 60 who were not accepted but 
wish to remain on the waiting list for classes begirming that fall 
semester. The top candidate on that list is notified if a place 
becomes available in the class. If that candidate cannot accept the 
place, the next candidate is notified. The waiting list is maintained 
until the end of the drop-add period in the fall and does not carry 
over into the next year. 

MAJOR IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

In addition to the General Education requirements, Occupational 
Therapy majors must complete 70 credits in occupational therapy 
courses, 22 credits in other required courses and 21 credits in clin- 
icals and internships. Additional elective credits may be required to 
earn the total of 120 credits necessary for the B.S. degree and to 
meet the requirements of the M.S. degree. Courses applicable 
toward the major may not be taken under the Pass grading option. 

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative Quality Point 
Average (QPA) of 2.75 following admission into the Occupational 
Therapy major. By the end of the semester preceding OCTH 435, 
students must achieve and maintain a cumulative QPA of 3.00, and 
consistently demonstrate professional behaviors and necessary clin- 
ical skills to enroll in OCTH 435. Students must then have a cumu- 
lative QPA of 3.00 to be admitted into the graduate portion of the 
occupational therapy program. A grade equivalent of 1.67 or lower 
in a required course will not count toward major credit. Students 
receiving a grade equivalent of 1.67 or lower in a major course or 
a U in OCTH 435/436 may retake the course once to improve their 
standing. 

After advancement to graduate student status, occupational ther- 
apy Combined B.S./M.S. students must meet all department and 
Graduate School academic standards and policies. 

COMBINED BACHELOR'S/MASTER'S DEGREE 
PROGRAM 



Summer 

MATH 237 Biostatistics (4) 

or 
MATH 231 Basic Statistics (3) 



Prerequisites 

BIOL no 

ENGL 102 
PSYC 101 
SOCI 101 



Contemporary General Biology (4) 
Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 
Introduction to Psychology (3) 
Introduction to Sociology (3) 



First Semester 

OCTH 211 Philosophy of Occupational Therapy (3) 
OCTH 216 Life Span Adaptations and Occupations (4) 
OCTH 217 Analysis of Occupational Performance I (4) 
BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology (4) 

Second Semester 

PSYC 361 Abnormal Psychology (3) 

OCTH 213 Small Group Dynamics (3) 

OCTH 218 Analysis of Occupational Performance II (3) 

BIOL 214 Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 

BIOL 427 Neuromuscular Mechanisms (2) 



Third Semester 
OCTH 221 
OCTH 314 
OCTH 320 
PHYS 202 

Fourth 

OCTH 313 
OCTH 317 
OCTH 319 
OCTH 323 
HLTH 207 

Fifth Semester 
OCTH 325 
OCTH 326 
OCTH 428 
OCTH 430 



Clinical Kinesiology (3) 
Psychosocial Dysfunction (4) 
Psychosocial Dysfunction Clinical (3) 
General Physics for the Health Sciences ( 



Physical Dysfunction: Neurological Conditions (3) 
Physical Dysfunction: Musculoskeletal Conditions (3) 
Physical Dysfunction: Clinical (2) 
Gerontological OT (3) 
Health Care in the U.S. (3) 



Pediatric Occupational Therapy (4) 

Pediatric Clinical (2) 

Occupational Therapy Organizations in Modern Society (4) 

Research Methods in Occupational Therapy (3) 



Sixth Semester 

OCTH 435 Occupational Therapy Internship I (6) 

OCTH 436 Occupational Therapy Internship II (6) 

PORTFOLIO REVIEW/ADVANCEMENT TO GRADUATE 
STUDENT STATUS 

Summer 

OCTH 603 Issues in Occupational Therapy (3) 

OCTH 611 Advanced Theory and Philosophy of Occupation (3) 

Seventh Semester 

OCTH 612 Occupational Therapy Health Promotion Initiatives in the 

Community: Clinical (3) 
OCTH 613 Advanced Research Methods in Occupation-Based 

Practice (3) 
PSYC 687 Advanced Experimental Design I (3) 



Minimester 
OCTH XXX 
OCTH XXX 



'Graduate elective (3) 
'Graduate elective (3) 



Eighth Semester 

OCTH 781 Graduate Seminar (3) 

OCTH XXX 'Graduate elective (3) 

OCTH XXX "Graduate elective (3) 

OCTH 6xx Assessment Through the Lifespan (3) 

Summer 

OCTH 897 Graduate Project (3) 

OCTH XXX 'Graduate Elective (3) 

'Graduate electives can he moved to an alternate semester and/or taken 

during the winter or summer sessions. 

All OT students must complete Level II Fieldwork within 24 
months following completion of academic preparation. 

In addition to the above courses, students are required to com- 
plete all GenEd requirements during regular semesters or summer 
sessions. Students must complete all GenEds by the end of the fifth 
semester of the program. 

Students in this program may not take occupational therapy 
courses prior to the semesters in which they are scheduled on this 
plan. 



Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science 



CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

ASSISTANTS 

Certified occupational therapy assistants may ask to have courses 
taken in fulfillment of their degree reviewed to determine if any of 
these courses may substitute for required 200-level courses in the 
Occupational Therapy Program of study at Towson University. 
Depending upon type and number of courses accepted as equiva- 
lent to TU courses, permission to complete the academic program 
in four semesters of academic course work and six months of field- 
work may be granted. Students who wish to be considered for this 
option must notify the department in writing of their request and 
must provide course descriptions. 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN 
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is designed for 
individuals with bachelor's degrees who are interested in assuming 
leadership roles in the profession and obtaining advanced educa- 
tion with emphasis on teaching, research or clinical practice. 
Specialization in Administration, Education, Gerontology, 
Pediatrics or other approved specialty areas is also offered. Those 
individuals who are not occupational therapists must be screened 
for admission to the pre-occupational therapy component of the 
program and must successfully complete prerequisite courses prior 
to enrolling in graduate degree program occupational therapy 
courses. For further information, consult the Graduate Catalog. 



DOCTOR OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL 
SCIENCE (Sc.D.) 

The applied doctoral degree in Occupational Science prepares cer- 
tified occupational therapists to teach and influence policy, and 
engage in applied research. Occupational science is the scientific 
study of human occupation related to the purposeful and meaning- 
ful activities that comprise everyday life experiences. The study of 
occupation involves the investigation of the relationship between 
humans' occupations and their health. This unique social science 
examines the capacity of humans to engage in occupation and 
develop healthy adaptive skills. The main emphasis of this doctor- 
al program will be to enhance the health of society by applying 
knowledge gained through the advanced study of occupational sci- 
ence and human behavior. For more information, consult the 
Graduate Catalog. 





The College of Liberal Arts 



The liberal arts are the core disciplines of the university: those disciplines through which 
students explore and interpret what it means to be human, both as individuals and as members 
of groups. Study of the liberal arts frees us to think more clearly, to analyze and interpret infor- 
mation, to weigh points of view, to arrive at informed judgments about complex issues, and to 
appreciate the rich diversity of human culture. 

The College of Liberal Arts is committed to providing a comprehensive opportunity for 
undergraduate and graduate instruction. The liberal arts curriculum helps students develop the 
ability to analyze and interpret information and opinions objectively, form and express conclu- 
sions creatively, express themselves clearly, appreciate the wide diversity of human culture, and 
move comfortably in the world of ideas and values. Degree programs in the College of Liberal 
Arts emphasize professional career opportunities and interdisciplinary study, as well as more 
traditional theoretical aspects of the disciplines. 

Teaching 

While using effective traditional teaching methods. Tow son has also been in the forefront 
of innovation in instruction. The college supports small classes, an emphasis on writing and 
personal attention to students. College of Liberal Arts faculty are in the forefront of curriculum 
innovation in writing instruction, in infusion of material on cultural diversity, and in the use of 
technology to expand and enrich learning. 

Scholarship 

Commitment to undergraduate education is reflected not only in teaching excellence, but 
also in the faculty's active involvement in scholarly activity and professional growth, including 
publications, presentations at professional meetings, and participation in regional, national, and 
international conferences and workshops. Opportunities also exist for students to become 
involved in collaborative research with faculty, further developing students' academic and per- 
sonal growth while providing new avenues for the College of Liberal Arts to meet the challenge 
of continued excellence in education. 

Service 

The College of Liberal Arts ser\'es the metropolitan community in many ways, contributing 
to its cultural life and social progress. The departments, centers and institutes of the college 
develop creative partnerships with public and private enterprises that ensure the intellectual 
resources of the institution are fully engaged in ways that are mutually beneficial and sen-e the 
people of the Baltimore metropolitan area. Within the university, Jaculty of the college sen'e on 
the essential committees, governing bodies, and task forces that promote the educational mis- 
sions of the university. 



Rila D. Marinho. Dean 



Cultural Studies 

English 

Environmental Science and Studies 

Family Studies 

Geography and Environmental Planning 

Geography and Land Surveying 

Gerontology 

History 

Interdisciplinary Studies 

African and African-American Studies 
Minor 

American Studies 

Animal Behavior 

Asian Studies 

Business, Communication and the 
Liberal Arts Minor 

Classical Studies Minor 

Comparative Ethnic Studies Minor 

Irish Studies Minor 

Jewish Studies Minor 

Latin American Studies 

Lesbian and Gay Studies Minor 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

Prelaw 
International Studies 
Law and American Civilization 
Metropolitan Studies 
Modern Languages 

French 

German 

Spanish 
Philosophy 
Political Science 
Psychology 
Religious Studies 
Social Sciences 
Sociology-Anthropology 

Sociology 

Anthropology 

Criminal Justice 
Women's Studies 

COLLEGE OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 102 A, 410-704-2128 

Fax: 410-704-6392 

www.towson.edu/cla/ 



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Cultural Studies Program 

Co-Directors: Peter Baker, Deborah Shaller 
Affiliated Faculty: Peter Baker [English], Jennifer Ballengee 
(English), David Bergman [English), Sam Collins [Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal ]iisttce), Cindy Gissendanner 
(History), Loren Glass [English), Carolyn Hill {English). Susan 
Isaacs [Art), Peter Lev [Electronic Media and Film), Paul Miers 
[English), Kevin Mumford [History), John Murungi 
[Philosophy and Religious Studies), Gerald Phillips [Music), 
Darcy Plymire [Ki?iesiology), Juanita Rockwell [Theatre Arts), 
Katia Sainson [Modern Languages), Deborah Shaller [Writing 
Lab) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 301F, 410-704-2657 
w\v\v.towson.edu/clst/ 

THE PROGRAM 

Cultural Studies examines cultural expressions: kinship patterns, 
religion, folk, popular, middle-brow and avant-garde arts; politics; 
entertainment, medical procedures, technologies and the economy. 
It focuses on these as interconnected, interactive and as forming a 
system of meaning. To understand any one cultural manifestation 
involves seeing it in relation to others. How one draws connections, 
where one draws connections and why one draws connections 
between various manifestations of culture are issues of debate 
among its students. A cultural studies program is not meant to take 
any side in this debate. Rather, it provides students with a variety 
of tools to examine the connections between disciplines and cul- 
tural expressions and a range of materials to examine. It seeks to 
familiarize students both with a number of disciplines and ways to 
break down the barriers between them. Finally, it will help stu- 
dents find ways of expressing the connections they have made. 

MAJOR IN CULTURAL STUDIES 

Majors in Cultural Studies must complete 42-45 credits of course 
work drawn from throughout the curriculum of the university, 
including an introductory course (3 credits) and core requirements 
( 1 8 credits), 1 8 credits of elective courses distributed among four of 
the six focus areas for cultural study (Visual Culture, Performance 
Culture, Identity and Culture, Textuality and Culture, Science, 
Technology and Culture, and Perspectives in Cultural Studies) and 
a seminar and/or capstone experience. 

I. Introductory Course (3 credits) 

CLST 201 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3) 

n. Core Courses (18 credits) 

CLST 301 Perspectives in Global Culture (3) 

CLST 303 Identity and Culture (3) 

CLST 305 Textuality and Culture (3) 

CLST 307 Visual Culture (3) 

CLST 309 Performance Culture (3) 

CLST 311 Science, Technology and Culture (3) 

in. Electives (18 credits) 

CLST 370-75 Topics in Cultural Studies (3) 

At least four courses from the following groups: 
A. Perspectives in Cultural Studies 

ANTH 346 Wealth, Power and Politics (3) 
ANTH 361 Controversies in Anthropology (3) 
ECON 321 History of Economic Thought (3) 
ENGL 270 The American Dream (3) 



B. Identity and Culture 

ANTH 321 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

ANTH 366 Indians of South America (3) 

ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 

ENGL 236 Survey of American Indian Literature 1772-Present (3) 

LGST 101 Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) 

PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SPAN 312 Spanish Culture and Civilization II (3) 

WMST 332 Women's Cukure and Creativity (3) 

C. Textuality and Culture 

ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 

D. Visual Culture 

ARTH 207 Honors Semmar in Western Art (3) 
ARTH 208 Honors Seminar in Non-Western Art (3) 
ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art (3) 
ARTH 331 The Art of Chma (3) 
ARTH 333 The Art of Japan ( 3 ) 
ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 
ARTH 337 American Art (3) 
ARTH 341 Women in Art (3) 
ARTH 351 History of Photography (3) 
ARTH 485 Semmar (Art and Theory Post-1945 and 
20th-century Craft) (3) 

E. Performance Culture 

KNES 353 Sport and Socierv (3) 

KNES 357 Sport in Film (3)' 

KNES 349 The Modern Olympic Games (3) 

SOCI 210 Sociology of Sport (3) 

THEA 303 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theatre (3) 

THEA 307 Theories of Theatre (3) 

WMST 338 Women and Sexuality (3) 

E Science, Technology and Culture 

NURS 406 Multicultural Health Care (3) 
WMST 336 Women and Medicine (3) 
WRIT 335 Ethics in the Physical Sciences (3) 

IV. Seminar and/or Capstone Experience (3-6 credits) 
Students have three options to choose from to fulfill this stage of 
the Cultural Studies Program. In all options, the student will 
research and write a major essay or report and exhibit an inte-grat- 
ed knowledge of cultural studies. First, students may par-ticipate in 
an internship in the workplace approved and super-vised by the 
director of the Cultural Studies Program. Second, the student may 
enroll in a senior seminar which will focus on an aspect of cultural 
studies. Third, the student may engage in independent study 
approved by the Cultural Studies director. 

MINOR IN CULTURAL STUDIES 

The minor in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance and supple- 
ment students' studies in a number of other areas, including 
anthropology, education, English, and mass communication. In 
these areas of study, the fundamental questions posed by cultural 
studies give students a broader, more critical look at the interac- 
tions between their fields of study and society as a whole. It may 
also provide a useful complement to any undergraduate program of 
study. 

The Program 

Students minoring in Cultural Studies must complete 18 credits, 
including the introductory course (3 credits) and three of the 
Electives — Group I (9 credits), and two Electives — Group II, one 
of which must be upper-level. Students must earn a grade equiva- 
lent of 2.00 or higher in all courses in the minor. 



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Introductory Course (3 credits) 

CLST 101 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3) 

Electives — Group I (9 credits) 

Three courses from the following: 

CLST 301 Perspectives in Global Culture (3) 

CLST 303 Identit>- and Culture (3) 

CLST 305 Textualirv- and Culture (3) 

CLST 307 Visual Culture (3) 

CLST 309 Performance Culture (3) 

CLST 311 Science, Technology and Culture (3) 

Electives — Group II (6 credits) 

Two courses from the folloii'ing, one of which must be upper-level: 

ANTH321 

ANTH 346 

ANTH 361 

ANTH 366 

ANTH 388 

ARTH 207 

ARTH 208 

ARTH 311 

ARTH 331 

ARTH 333 

ARTH 335 

ARTH 337 

ARTH 341 

ARTH 351 

CLST 370-75 

ECON 321 

ENGL 236 



Gender in Cross-Cultural America (3) 

Wealth, Power and Politics (3) 

Controversies in Anthropology (3) 

Indians of South America (3) 

Peasant Cultures (3) 

Honors Seminar in Western Art (3) 

Honors Seminar in Non- Western Art (3) 

Northern Renaissance An (3) 

The Art of China (3) 

The Art of Japan (3) 

African-American Art (3) 

American Art (3) 

Women in Art (3) 

History of Photography (3) 

Topics in Cultural Studies (3) 

Historv' of Economic Thought (3) 

Survey of American Indian Literature, 

1772-Present (3) 
ENGL 270 The .American Dream (3) 

ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 

IDIS 101 Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) 

KNES 353 Sport and Society- (3) 

KNES 357 Sport in Film (3) 

KNES 349 The Modern Olympic Games (3) 

NURS 406 Multicultural Health Care (3) 

PSYC 209 Consumer Behavior (3) 

PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

SOCI 2 1 Sociolog)' of Sport '( 3 ) 

SOCI 343 Minority' Groups (3) 

SPAN 312 Spanish Culture and Civilization I (3) 

THEA 303 Cultural Diversin' in Contemporan' Theatre (3) 

THEA 307 Theories of Theatre (3) 

WMST 332 Women's Culture and Creativity (3) 

WMST 336 Women and Medicine (3) 

WMST 338 Women and Sexuality (3) 

WRIT 335 Ethics in the Physical Sciences (3) 



Department of English 

Professors: Evelyn Avery, Peter Baker, Carl Behm, David 
Bergman, Paul Douglas, Edwin Duncan, John Gissendanner, 
George Hahn, Clarinda Harriss (Chair), Carolyn Hill, Harvey 
Lillywhite, Florence Newman, Jacqueline Wilkotz 

Associate Professors: G. Scott Allen, Lena Ampadu, Barbara 
Bass, John Connolly, James Cook, K Edgington, Linda Mahin, 
Paul Miers, John Tinkler, Gary Wood 

Assistant Professors: Jennifer Ballengee, Geoffrey Becker, Frances 
Botkin, Cheryl Brown, Christopher Cain, Don-John Dugas, 
Loren Glass, Mariana Portolano 

Instructors: Margaret Benner, John Flynn, Carol Pippen, 
Deborah Shaller 

Part-time Faculty: Joan Allen, Lynda Anozie, Ellen Blumner, Alan 
Brirt, Jack Carneal, Vivia Chang, Rita Chin, Mary Ann Criss, 
James Curran, Jennifer Dansicker, Joe Davis, Judith DeCraene, 
Joan Donner, Lynn Dowell, Amy Fink, Geoffrey Godfrey, 
Karri Harrison, Steve Heaney, Katie Hearn, Ted Hendricks, 
Sarah James, Wallace Johnson, Michael Keating, Celena Kusch, 
Kristin Leopold, Anthony Mafale, Patricia McCarthy, 
Margaret Meacham, Tracy Miller, Bradley Paul, Jared Pran, 
Reiner Prochaska, Charles Pugh, Mike Raymond, James 
Rhodes, Nathan Rose, Susanna Sayre, Diane Scharper, Leah 
Schofield, Kathy Schucker, Gregory Seagle, Donna Sebly, 
Amelia Shackman, Frank Shivers, Mollie Sprinkle, Jane 
Tscheulin, Elizabeth van Amerongen, Kevin Varrone, Andrew 
Vervan, Kathleen Williams, Dierdre Woodward. 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 218K, 410-704-2871 
Fax: 410-704-3999 
www.towson.edu/english 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

Enghsh offers students pleasure and profit, wit and wisdom, a sense 
of history and a vision of the future. English students know the 
delight of reading the best of British and American literature — 
authors as diverse as Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson, Edgar 
Allan Poe and Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin and John Donne. 
The Department of English provides several programs tailored to 
diverse needs. Students majoring in English can concentrate in 
Writing, Literature or Secondary Education. Students pursuing 
other majors can minor in English, Creative Writing or World 
Literature. 

Each English major or minor chooses or is assigned a faculty 
adviser, who assists the student in tailoring an individual program 
of study best suited to the student's interest and abilities. The flex- 
ibilitv' of all programs, including majors and minors, allows the stu- 
dent a wide choice of courses within the department and possibili- 
ties for coordinating a program with another academic department. 

The Department of English oversees the master's in Professional 
Writing program, offering unique post-baccalaureate opportunities 
for English majors and minors interested in pursuing careers in cre- 
ative writing, technical writing, editing, public relations and teach- 
ing writing at the community college level. Geoffrey Becker, 410- 
704-5196, coordinates the program. 



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MAJOR IN ENGLISH 

English majors must complete 42 credits and each course must be 
completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. No more than 
15 credits earned at the lower level may he counted toward the 
major. 

Core Requirements 

English majors who choose the Secondary Education 
Concentration or the Literature Concentration must complete 24 
credits in core requirements. Those who choose the Writing 
Concentration must complete 21 credits in core requirements. 

Note: In fulfilling the requirements below, students must select at 
least one course in .American literature and one in literature written 
prior to 1798; courses that fulfill the latter requirement are desig- 
nated by an asterisk. In addition, the department strongly recom- 
mends that students who plan to major in English complete ENGL 
102 Writing for a Liberal Education, or ENGL 190 Honors Writing 
Seminar, during their first year. English 152 (or Honors English 
153) Solving Literary Problems is recommended for completing 
GenEd Category I.B. 

I. Historical Development (15 credits) 

A. Both of the following: 

ENGL 221 British Literature to 1798 (3) 
ENGL 222 British Literature since 1798 (3) 

B. Two of the following literary periods: 
ENGL 321 Medieval British Literature* (3) 
ENGL 323 British Renaissance Literature* (3) 

ENGL 324 British Literature of the Later Renaissance* (3) 

ENGL 325 18th-Centur\- British Literature* (3) 

ENGL 326 British Romantic Period (3) 

ENGL 327 Victorian Age (3) 

ENGL 431 American Romantic Period (3) 

ENGL 432 American Realistic Period (3) 

Note: In consultation with their major advisers and with the prior approval 
of the department chairperson, students may substitute selected genre or 
topics courses for one of the vao literary periods required in Core 
Requirements I.B. 

C. One of the following courses in the development of a literary genre: 
ENGL 322 British Medieval and Renaissance Drama* (3) 
ENGL 331 American Drama (3) 

ENGL 344 The Continental Novel (3) 

ENGL 345 Perspeaives in World Drama (3) 

ENGL 346 Modem Drama (3) 

ENGL 420 Development of the British Novel: 18th Century* (3) 

ENGL 421 Development of the British Novel: 19th Century (3) 

ENGL 422 Development of the British Novel: 20th Century (3) 

ENGL 423 Modern British Poetry (3) 

ENGL 433 American Short Story (3) 

ENGL 435 Development of the American Novel: 19th Century (3) 

ENGL 436 Development of the American Novel: 20th Century (3) 

ENGL 437 American Poetry through Frost (3) 

ENGL 438 Modem American Poetrv (3) 

ENGL 439 Modem World Poetry (3) 

ENGL 441 .Modem Fic-tion to World War 11 (3) 

ENGL 442 Modem Fiction since World War n (3) 

n. Analysis and Methodology (6 credits, Secondary Education 
Concentration, Literature Concentration; 3 credits. Writing 
Concentration) 

A. Formal Study of Genre (3 credits) 
One of the following: 

ENGL 261 Tradition and Form in Western Poetry (3) 
ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3) 
ENGL 265 Tradition and Form in Western Drama (3) 



B. Research Methods and Approaches to Literary Analysis (3 
credits. Secondary Education and Literature concentrations) 
ENGL 361 Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3) 

Note: Recommended but not required for the Writing Concentration. May 
be used to fulfill categories 1\' or V in the Writing Concentration. 

in. Expository Writing (3 credits) 

One ol the following: 

ENGL 310 Writing Argument (3) 

ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3) 

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3) 

WMST 333 Women's Words, Women's Lives (3) 

LITERATURE CONCENTRATION 

Eighteen credits are required from the following, in addition to the 
core requirements. 

I. Thematic Approaches, Diversity, Western Heritage, Global 
Perspectives (3 credits) 
One of the following: 

ENGL 229 Irish Literature (3) 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

ENGL 233 African-American Literature (3| 

ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 235 Ethnic-.American Literature (3) 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature (3) 

ENGL 239 Jewish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3) 

ENGL 240 Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 

ENGL 243 Classical Mnhology (3) 

ENGL 244 World Folklore (3) 

ENGL 248 Literature of the Global Experience (3) 

ENGL 249 Honors Jewish Literature (3) 

ENGL 253 The Bible and Literature (3) 

ENGL 270 Ideas in Literature (3) 

ENGL 290 Honors Seminar in Literature (3) 

ENGL 301 Rhetoric and Science ( 3 ) 

ENGL 341 History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 

ENGL 342 Folklore and Literature (3) 

ENGL 343 Mnh and Literature (3) 

ENGL 347 World Literature Wnnen in English (3) 

ENGL 363 Film and Literature (3) 

ENGL 370 Special Topics: Literature of Women (3) 

ENGL 371 Women Poets: Themes and Images (3) 

ENGL 372 Women Writers (3) 

ENGL 373-379 Themes in Literature (3) 

ENGL 471-477 Topics in World, British, American, 

Multiethnic and Black-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literature Studies (3) 

n. Major Figures (6 credits) 

A. One of the following: 

ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedy (3) 
ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedy (3) 

B. One of the following: 
ENGL 425 Chaucer (3) 

ENGL 429 Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3) 

ENGL 469 Special Studies in One or Two Authors (3) 

ENGL 471-477 Topics Courses {when the subject is 

appropriate) (3) 
ENGL 485-486 Sermnar in Literary Studies (when the 

subject is appropriate) (3) 

in. Literary Criticism (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3) 

ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 



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rV. Linguistics (3 credits) 

One of the following: 
ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3) 
ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3) 
ENGL 352 Structural Linguistics (3) 
ENGL 353 History of American English (3) 
ENGL 451 History of the English Language (3) 
ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3) 
ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3) 

V. Elective (3 credits) 

Any course in literature, writing, honors or practical experience 
(may include ENGL 490, 497, 498 or 499). 

SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM* 

Eighteen credits are required from the following, in addition to the 
core requirements. 

L Diversity in American Literature (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 233 African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 235 Ethnic-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature (3) 

ENGL 239 Jewish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3) 

ENGL 373-379 Themes in Literature (when appropriate) (3) 

ENGL 475 Topics in Multiethnic American Literature (3) 

ENGL 477 Topics in Black-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literary Studies (when appropriate) (3) 

IL Thematic Approaches, Western Heritage, Global Perspectives, 
Literary Criticism (3) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 229 Irish Literature (3) 

Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

Jewish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries (3) 

Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 

Classical Mythology (3) 

World Folklore (3) 

Literature of the Global Experience (3) 

Honors Jewish Literature (3) 

The Bible and Literature (3) 

Ideas in Literature (3) 

Honors Seminar in Literature (3) 

Rhetoric and Science (3) 

History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 

Folklore and Literature (3) 

Myth and Literature (3) 

World Literature Written in English (3) 

Film and Literature (3) 

Special Topics: Literature of Women (3) 

Women Poets: Themes and Images (3) 

Women Writers (3) 
ENGL 373-379 Themes in Literature (3) 
ENGL 425 Chaucer (3) 

Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3) 

History of Literary Criticism (3) 

Modern Literary Theory (3) 

Special Studies in One or Two Authors (3) 
ENGL 471-473 Topics in World, British and American Literature (3) 
ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literary Studies (3) 



ENGL 353 History of American English (3) 

ENGL 451 History of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3) 

V. Literature for Secondary Education (3 credits) 

SCED 4 1 8 Young Adult Literature ( 3 ) 

* Students in the Secondary Education program should be aware of 
the formal admission requirements for Secondary Education, and 
should determine what courses are permitted before formal admis- 
sion. (See the Department of Secondary Education section of this 
catalog.) 

WRITING CONCENTRATION 

Twenty-one credits are required from the following, in addition to 
the core requirements. 



ENGL 230 
ENGL 239 
ENGL 240 
ENGL 243 
ENGL 244 
ENGL 248 
ENGL 249 
ENGL 253 
ENGL 270 
ENGL 290 
ENGL 301 
ENGL 341 
ENGL 342 
ENGL 343 
ENGL 347 
ENGL 363 
ENGL 370 
ENGL 371 
ENGL 372 



ENGL 429 
ENGL 461 
ENGL 462 
ENGL 469 



Thematic Approaches, Diversity, Western Heritage, Global 
Perspectives (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 229 Irish Literature (3) 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

ENGL 233 African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 235 Ethnic American Literature (3) 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature (3) 

ENGL 239 Jewish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries 

(3) 
ENGL 240 Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 
ENGL 243 Classical Mythology (3) 
ENGL 244 Folklore (3) 

ENGL 248 Literature of the Global Experience (3) 
ENGL 249 Honors Jewish Literature (3) 
ENGL 253 The Bible and Literature (3) 
ENGL 270 Ideas in Literature (3) 
ENGL 290 Honors Seminar in Literature (3) 
ENGL 301 Rhetoric and Science (3) 
ENGL 342 Folklore and Literature (3) 
ENGL 343 Myth and Literature (3) 
ENGL 347 World Literature Written in English (3) 
ENGL 363 Film and Literature (3) 
ENGL 370 Special Topics: Literature of Women (3) 
ENGL 371 Women Poets: Themes and Images (3) 
ENGL 372 Women Writers (3) 
ENGL 373-379 Themes in Literature (3) 



ENGL 471-477 Topics in World, British, American, 

Multiethnic, and Black-American Literature 
ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literary Studies (3) 

II. Major Figure (3 credits) 

One of the following: 
ENGL 425 Chaucer (3) 
ENGL 427 
ENGL 428 
ENGL 429 
ENGL 469 



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Shakespearean Comedy (3) 
Shakespearean Tragedy (3) 
Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3) 
Special Studies in One or Two Authors (3) 

ENGL 471-477 Topics (when appropriate) (3) 

ENGL 485-486 Seminar in Literary Studies (when appropriate) (3) 



III. Shakespeare (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedy (3) 

ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedy (3) 

rV. Applied Grammar and Linguistics (6 credits) 

A. Grammar (Students may place out through departmental examination.) 
ENGL 251 Applied Grammar (3) 

B. One of the following courses in grammar and linguistics: 
ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3) 

ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3) 



III. Linguistics and Literary Criticism (3 credits) 

One of the following: 
ENGL 350 Comparative Grammar (3) 
ENGL 351 Historical Linguistics (3) 
ENGL 352 Structural Linguistics (3) 
ENGL 353 History of American English (3) 
ENGL 451 History of the English Language (3) 
ENGL 452 Structure of the English Language (3) 
ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3) 
ENGL 462 Modern Literary Theory (3) 
ENGL 475 Topics in Linguistics (3) 



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rV. Writing (9 credits in addition to the 3 credits in expository 
writing that are part of the core requirements) 

Students will select one of the following areas of focus and com- 
plete three courses within that area of focus: 

• Creative Writing, Poetry and Fiction 

• Business, Technical and Professional Writing 

• Literary, Critical and Creative Nonfiction Writing 

Note: In consultation with their major advisers and with the prior 
approval of the department chairperson, students may create or 
modif\- an area of focus. 

Creative Writing Area of Focus (9 credits) 

ENGL 311 Writing Poetry (3) 

ENGL 312 Writing Fiction (3) 

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

ENGL 41 1 Advanced Poetrv Writing (3) 

ENGL 412 Advanced Fiction Writing (3) 

ENGL 417-419 Topics in Writing (when appropriate) (3) 

Business, Technical and Professional Writing Area of Focus 
(9 credits) 

ENGL 310 
ENGL 313 
ENGL 317 
ENGL 318 
ENGL 319 



Writing Argument (3) 

Academic Essay (3) 

Writing for Business and Industry (3) 

Advanced Informational Writing (3) 

Organizational Communications (3) 



ENGL 417-419 Topics in Writing (when appropriate) (3) 

Literary, Critical and Creative Nonfiction Writing 

Area of Focus (9 credits) 

ENGL 313 Academic Essay (3) 

ENGL 315 Literary Essay (3) 

ENGL 316 Writing about Literature (3) 

ENGL 361 Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3) 

ENGL 417-419 Topics in Writing (when appropriate) (3) 

V. Elective (3 credits) 

Any course in literature, writing, honors or practical experience. 
May include ENGL 490, 497, 498 or 499. 

MINOR IN CREATIVE WRITING 

Recognizing that all good writing is an act of imagination, order- 
ing, and synthesis that transcends subject-matter boundaries, the 
Creative Writing minor is designed for students with academic con- 
centrations outside the field of English who desire to develop their 
present writing skills beyond those specifically geared to their chosen 
disciplines, and to do this under the supervision of professional 
writers. 

Students minoring in Creative Writing must complete 24 credit 
hours with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. At 
least 15 credit hours must be earned at the 300-400 level. Courses 
should be selected in consultation with the student's minor adviser 
in the Department of English. Students are encouraged to com- 
plete ENGL 102 as soon as possible. 

Core Requirements (12-15 credits) 

Select at least four courses m creative writing from the following: 
ENGL 283 Introduction to Creative Writing (3) 

Writing Poetry (3) 

Writing Fiction (3) 

Literar\' Essay (3) 

(recommended for students who do not fulfill the GenEd 

LD requirement with a course in their major) 

Advanced Poetry Writing (3) 

Advanced Fiction Writing (3) 

Topics in Writing (3) 

(may be selected only when the topic pertains to 

creative writing) 

Independent Study (3) 

(may be selected only when the topic pertains to 

creative writing) 



ENGL 311 
ENGL 312 
ENGL 315 



ENGL 411 
ENGL 412 
ENGL 417 



ENGL 490 



Formal Study of a Genre (3 credits) 

Select one course from the following: 
ENGL 261 Tradition and Form in Western Poetry (3) 
ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3) 
ENGL 265 Tradition and Form in Western Drama (3) 

Literature Courses (6-9 credits) 

Select at least two courses in literature. One of these courses must 
be at the 300-400 level. 

MINOR IN ENGLISH 

Students must complete 24 credit hours with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher in each course, including ENGL 102 Writing for a 
Liberal Education, 6 hours of 200-level courses, 6 hours of upper- 
or lower-level courses, and 9 hours of upper-level courses. No spe- 
cific courses or blocks of courses are stipulated for the minor; each 
student works with a departmental adviser to design a coherent 
and purposeful individual program. 

MINOR IN WORLD LITERATURE 

Students minoring in World Literature must complete 24 credits 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. Twelve 
credits must be taken at the 300-400 level. Courses should be 
selected in consultation with students' Department of English 
minor advisers. 

Core Requirements (9 credits) 

Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

or 

Honors Writing Seminar (3) 

Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 

Literature of the Global Experience (3) 

following courses (9 credits) 

Folklore and Literature (3) 

Myth and Literature (3) 

Continental Drama (3) 

World Literature Written in English (3) 

Post-Colonial Literature (3) 

Themes in Literature (when the subject is appropriate) (3) 

Modern World Poetry (3) 

Modern Fiction to World War II (3) 

Modern Fiction since World War II (3) 

Short Fiction in World Literature (3) 

History of Literary Criticism (3) 

Modern Literary Theory (3) 

Topics in World Literature (3) 

Electives 

Electives may be chosen from the courses listed above or from 
other courses in British and American literature, folklore, mythol- 
ogy, ethnic literature or literary criticism selected in consultation 
with the student's minor adviser. With the permission of the minor 
adviser and the Department of English chairperson, up to 6 credits 
may be taken in literature courses taught in a foreign language. 
These courses are offered through the Department of Modern 
Languages; course descriptions may be found under the listings for 
the specific language. 

The Portfolio 

Students may be asked in their senior year to submit portfolios of 
a few papers that cover their years in the major. These portfolios 
are used anonymously to learn how well the major is working for 
its students. Students themselves will not be assessed; their stand- 
ing will not be affected in any way. The English program will be 
assessing itself through what it finds students are learning. 



ENGL 102 


ENGL 190 


ENGL 240 


ENGL 248 


Three of the 


ENGL 342 


ENGL 343 


ENGL 344 


ENGL 34~ 


ENGL 348 


ENGL 373-9 


ENGL 439 


ENGL 441 


ENGL 442 


ENGL 443 


ENGL 461 


ENGL 462 


ENGL 471 



COURSE PREREQUISITES 

Course prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions, 
department strictly enforces prerequisites. 



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MEETING GENERAL EDUCATION 
REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCY 

Every student in the university must complete ENGL 102 or ENGL 
190 with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course to sat- 
isfy the GenEd LA requirement. 

Students may take additional courses to complete GenEd 
requirements. Many 200-level and some 300-level courses fulfill 
GenEd requirements. 

Philosophy, art, history, speech and theatre GenEd courses pro- 
vide especially effective background for an English major. Students 
are encouraged to select elective courses in these areas in addition 
to those which fulfill GenEd requirements. 

Students mav select any of the following advanced writing cours- 
es to fulfill GenEd I.D: ENGL 310; ENGL 313; ENGL 315; ENGL 
316; ENGL 317; ENGL 318. Students may, of course, take addi- 
tional elective credits in English. 

Some students will be required to complete special competency 
courses in language and writing in addition to meeting GenEd 
requirements in English. Students for whom English is not a native 
language may be required to complete courses in English as a 
Second Language as a prerequisite to enrollment in ENGL 102 
Writing for a Liberal Education (see International Undergraduate 
Admissions). Students whose entering scores indicate they need 
additional preparation to meet the standards of college-level expos- 
itory writing will be required to complete DVWR 101 Preparation 
for College Writing, as prerequisite to enrollment in ENGL 102. 
Students must earn a grade of S or a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher in the Developmental Writing course they are required to 
take before they are eligible to enroll in ENGL 102. See the 
Academic Achievement Center section in Academic Resources. 



ENGLISH HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 

The department participates in the Honors Program. As a member 
of the Honors College, the department offers a number of intensive 
introductory seminars for qualified students. It also sponsors 
departmental honors whereby students pursue independent study 
leading to the completion of a thesis. Students interested in depart- 
mental honors should consult the chair of the department no later 
than the first semester of their junior year. Honors are designated 
on the graduate's transcript and diploma. 

By a vote of the English faculty, the outstanding graduate in the 
department receives the Gerry Buettner Award at Commencement. 

Lambda Iota Tau is the national literary honor society with a 
chapter in the department, and the English Club is an informal 
association of majors, minors and professors who meet to exchange 
ideas about literature. 

Students may publish in the Towson University literary publication 
Grub Street. 

DOUBLE MAJOR PROGRAM 

Students who major in one of the other programs of the universi- 
ty but feel a strong interest in language, literature or writing are 
urged to explore the value of completing a double major with their 
adviser or with the chair of the Department of English. 



TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

The Department of English accepts English credits from accredited 
colleges and universities. However, to meet GenEd requirements, 
students must either present 3 transfer credits in a college-level 
composition course, with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher, or 
earn a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in ENGL 102 or ENGL 
190 at Towson University. Students registering in the department's 
major and minor programs must complete a minimum of 12 cred- 
its in Department of English offerings at Towson University. 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND CREDIT FOR 
PRIOR LEARNING 

The department awards credit through the Advanced Placement 
Program of the university. Also, a selected number of entering 
freshmen are placed in ENGL 190 rather than ENGL 102. The 
department offers credit for most courses, other than upper-level 
writing courses, through the Credit for Prior Learning Program. 
Students applying for credit under this program complete an exam- 
ination, an interview and at least one paper in the area. 



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Environmental Science and 
Studies Program 

Director: Jane L. Wolfson 

Faculty, Environmental Studies: Daniel Agley {Health Science), 
Kent Barnes (Geography and Environmental Planning), Lillian 
Carter (Health Science), James Dorn (Economics), Kenneth 
Haddock (Geography and Environmental Planning), Chang 
Kong (Economics), Toni Marzotto (Political Science), Jeffrey 
Michael (Economics), John Morgan (Geography and 
Environmental Planning), Dennis Muniak (Political Science), 
Harvey Paul (Economics), Paul Pojman (Philosophy and 
Religious Studies), Thomas Rhoads (Economics), Martin 
Roberge (Geography and Environmental Planning), Stephen 
Scales (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Ralph Scott 
(Geography and Environmental Planning), Timothy Sullivan 
(Economics) 

Faculty, Environmental Science: Rachel Burks (Physics, 
Astronomy and Geosciences), Ryan Casey (Chemistry), 
Nordulf Debye (Chemistry), Brian Path (Biological Sciences), 
Jonathan Filer (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences), Donald 
Forester (Biological Sciences), Susan Gresens (Biological 
Sciences), James Hull (Biological Sciences), Scott Johnson 
(Biological Sciences), David Larkin (Chemistry), Steven Lev 
(Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences), Jay Nelson (Biological 
Sciences), Roland Roberts (Biological Sciences), Gerald 
Robinson (Biological Sciences), Lev Ryzhkov (Chemistry), 
Aubrey Scarbrough (Biological Sciences), Erik Scully (Biological 
Sciences), Richard Seigel (Biological Sciences), Joel Snodgrass 
(Biological Sciences), Joseph Topping (Chemistry), David 
Vanko (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences), Jane Wolfson 
(Biological Sciences) 

OFFICE 

Smith Hall 348, 410-704-4920 
Fax: 410-704-2604 
WAvw.tovvson.edu/ess 

THE PROGRAM 

The Environmental Science and Studies Program has two primary 
educational objectives. One is to provide the fundamental scientific, 
technical and social knowledge that program graduates will need to 
assess, plan and evaluate environmental concerns, particularly 
those confronting metropolitan regions. The second is to instill the 
wide range of cognitive skills and content mastery which students 
will need to effectively analyze environmental issues and propose 
realistic plans for solving environmental problems at local, regional 
and national levels. 

The core requirements of the program are structured to meet 
these two objectives and include mathematical and scientific foun- 
dations as well as extensive interdisciplinary study related to envi- 
ronmental issues. The required senior seminar integrates the stu- 
dent's program of study and the internship/research requirement 
gives first-hand practice in an environmental field. The environ- 
mental problems addressed in many classes and seminars will focus 
on the adjacent urban/suburban region and its impact on the sur- 
rounding environment. 

Most environmental problems resist solutions from any single 
discipline. To counter this dilemma, the program utilizes a rigorous 
interdisciplinary approach. The curriculum draws upon the expertise 
of faculty in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, 
environmental ethics and values, public policy, economics, geogra- 
phy, public health and social change. 



MAJOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 
AND STUDIES 

The Environmental Science and Studies Program has two concen- 
trations: Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. There 
is considerable overlap in the core courses between the two con- 
centrations. As students progress though the program, they begin 
to specialize in their area of greatest interest. The senior year brings 
students from both concentrations together for a capstone course 
that emphasizes application of concepts to real- world problems. 
The Environmental Studies Concentration is described below. For 
information about the Environmental Science Concentration, see 
the College of Science and Mathematics. 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION 

After completing 55-57 credits in common core requirements, stu- 
dents in the Environmental Studies Concentration complete one of 
four tracks: Environmental Geographical Analysis, Environmental 
Policy/Management, Environmental Health, or Directed 
Environmental Studies. Each track requires 15 additional credit 
hours. 

Common Core Requirements (55-57 credits) 
All students in the program will complete a common core of course 
work establishing the scientific principles and mathematical skills 
needed as a foundation for more specialized study. They also will 
complete a core of courses in social sciences, a capstone course, and 
an upper-level internship or research course. 

Of the total credits in program requirements, a minimum of 23 
may be used to fulfill GenEd requirements (identified by an aster- 
isk following the course number), effectively reducing the number 
of credits that apply solely to the Environmental Science and 
Studies major. 

Natural Sciences (16 credits) 

BIOL 201" Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4) 
BIOL 202* Biology II: Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and 

Behavior (4) 
CHEM 104* Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (4) 
GEOL 121* Physical Geology (4) 

Mathematics and Statistics (6-8 credits) 

One of the following: 

MATH 119* Pre-calculus (4) 

MATH 211* Calculus for Applications (3) 

One of the following: 

MATH 231* Basic Statistics (3) 

MATH 237* Elementary Biostatistics (4) 

GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

ECON 205* Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

Social Science/Humanities (27 credits) 

ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles (3) 
ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

or 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 
ENGL 318 Advanced Informational Writing (3) 

or 
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society: A Geographical 

Perspective (3) 
GEOG 101* Physical Geography (3) 
GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3) 
HLTH 451 Ecological Aspects of Health (3) 
PHIL 255* Environmental Ethics (3) 
POSC 103* American National Government (3) 

or 
POSC 207* State and Local Government (3) 
POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

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Seminar and Applicarion (6 credits) 

EX\'S 482 Environmental Research 

or 
ENVS 485 Environmental Internship (3) 
ENVS 491 Senior Seminar 

ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TRACK 

(15 credits) 

Students will complete the following courses and any additional 3- 

credit elective from the environmental studies elective course list, 

below. 

GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 

GEOG 412 Introduaion to Geographic Information Systems (3) 

GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensmg and Digital Image 
Processing (3) 

GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3) 

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY/MANAGEMENT TRACK 

(15 credits) 

Any five courses from the following: 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 337 Public Finance (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) (if not taken as part of 

core) 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) (if not taken as part 

of core) 
ECON 470-479Topics in Economics (3) (with approval of program 

director) 
PHIL 319 Science, Technology and Values (3) 

POSC 470-479 Special Topics in Political Science (3) (with approval of 

program director) 
POSC 481 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3) 

POSC 488 Seminar: Energy and the Envirormient (3) 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TRACK (15 credits) 

Any five courses from the following: 

GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3) 

GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 

GEOG 415 Geographic Aspects of Pollution (3) 

GEOG 470 Seminar: Seleaed Topics in Medical Geography (3) 

HLTH 333 Food Safet\' Science (3) 

HLTH 435 Epidemiology ( 3 ) 

POSC 488 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3) 

DIRECTED ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TRACK 

(15 credits) 

Students complete 15 credits from the list of environmental studies 

electives. All students selecting this track should, in consultation 

with their adviser, develop a coherent course of study that includes 

five courses from this list. This list of courses, to be identified late 

in the sophomore year, is submitted to the program director for 

approval. 



GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning (3) 

GEOG 411 Studies in Natural Hazards (3) 

GEOG 412 Introduction to GIS ( 3 ) 

GEOG 414 GIS Application (3) 

GEOG 415 Geographical Aspects of Pollution (3) 

GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital 

Image Processing (3) 

GEOG 470 Seminar: Selected Topics (i.e., Water Resources) (3) 

GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analvsis (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3) 

GEOG 495 Directed Readings (3) 

GEOG 496 Independent Research (3) 

HLTH 435 Epidemiological Basis of Disease (3) 

HLTH 491 Health Directed Readings (3) 

PHIL 319* Science, Technolog)- and Values (3) 

PHIL 380 Eco-philosophv (3) 

POSC 305 Urban Government (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration 
POSC 470-479 Special Topics in Political Science (3) 

POSC 481 Seminar: Public Policy Analysis (3) 

POSC 488 Seminar: Energy and the Environment (3) 

PSYC 341 Environmental Psvchologv- (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) ' 

MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 

Students may minor in Environmental Studies by taking five key 
core courses and fulfilling an additional 6-8 credit requirement for 
the minor (21-23 credits total). 

All students minoring in Environmental Studies take the follow- 
ing five core courses for a total of 15 credits: 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) 

or 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) 

GEOG 410 Environmental Geography (3) 

HLTH 451 Ecological Aspects of Health (3) 

PHIL 255* Environmental Ethics (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

Science majors who minor in Environmental Studies take two 
additional 3-credit elective courses from the list of environmental 
studies electives. Total credit requirement for the minor for science 
majors is 21 credits. 

Non-science majors who minor in Environmental Studies take 8 
credits in the environmental sciences. A one-year sequence in a sci- 
ence with lab (8 credits) selected from the environmental sciences 
(BIOL 201-202, CHEM 110-111, GEOL 121 and GEOL 305) sat- 
isfies this requirement. Total credit requirement for the minor for 
non-science majors is 23 credits. 

'Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 



Environmental Studies Electives 

ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 337 Public Finance (3) 

ECON 35 1 Urban Economics ( 3 ) 

ECON 375 Environmental Economics (3) (if not taken as part of 

the core) 
ECON 376 Natural Resource Economics (3) (if not taken as part 

of the core) 
ECON 470-479Topics in Economics (3) (with approval of program 

director) 
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 
GEOG 319 Soils and Vegetation (3) 
GEOG 329 Medical Geography (3) 
GEOG 383 Natural Resources and Society (if not taken as part of 

the core) (3) 
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 
GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3) 



Family Studies Program 



Family Studies Program 

Director: Karen Goldrich Eskow 

Affiliated Faculty: Susan Barrels (School Psychology), Donna Cox 

(Health Science), Karen Goldrich Eskow (Family Studies; 

Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science), Barry 

Frieman (Early Childhood Education), Marion Hughes 

(Sociology), Donna L. Wagner (Gerontology) 

OFFICE 

Lida Lee Tall 310A, 410-704-5851 
http://wvs'\v.towson.edu/fmst 

THE PROGRAM 

Family Studies offers students the opportunit)' to study individual 
and family development, dynamics within families, and the inter- 
action between families and the larger social context. The program 
provides academic and practical experiences related to the study of 
and service to families. The Family Studies Program offers a major 
in Family Studies with tracks in Family Services and Family Life 
Enhancement, Services to Children, and Family Policy and 
Planning; a minor in Family Studies; and a Post-baccalaureate 
Graduate Certificate in Family Studies. 

MAJOR IN FAMILY STUDIES 

Majors in Family Studies complete 48 credits of course work 
drawn from throughout the curriculum in the university. Students 
complete 21 credits in the core curriculum. For each track, they 
complete 15 additional required credits related to the area of study 
and 12 credits of electives. Students must maintain a 2.00 average 
or better in all courses required for the major and must meet 
Towson University requirements for the completion of a Bachelor 
of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. 

Prerequisites for Courses in the Major 

The following courses are prerequisites for courses required in the 
major. The 100-level courses should be taken early in the student's 
academic studies and the PSYC 212 must be taken prior to FMST 
485. 

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3) 

or 
ENGL 190 Honors Writing Seminar (3) 
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics* (3) 

*or equivalent course approved by the program director 

Transfer Credit Policy 

Students may transfer no more than 18 credits. 

Required Core Courses (21 credits) 

FMST 101 
PSYC 203 
FMST 301 
FMST 302 
FMST 303 
FMST 485 
F.MST 490 



Introduction to Family Studies (3) (Gen Ed II.B.2) 

Human Development (3) 

Family Relationships (3) 

Theories of Family Functioning (3) 

Trends in Contemporary Family Life (3) 

Research Methods in Family Studies (3) (GenEd I.D) 

Senior Seminar in Family Studies (3) 



Family Services and Family Life Enhancement Track 

Required Courses for Track (15 credits) 

ECED 470 Families and Children at Risk (3) 

FMST 387 Communitv Services for Families (3) 
FMST 380 Family Law (3) 

FMST 397 Internship in Family Studies (6) 



Electives (12 credits) 

ANTH 321 Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

COMM 115 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 321 Interpersonal Communication (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Agreement (3) 

CDCE 401 Health and Social Welfare Promotion: Health 

Communication (3) 
ECED 101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3) 

EDUC 201 The Parenting Process (3) 
EDUC 203 Teaching in a Diverse Society (3) 
GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 
HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Societ>- (3) 
HLTH207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 
HLTH 220 Sexuality in a Diverse Society (3) 
HLTH 311 Chronic and Communicable Disease (3) 
HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress Management, and Crisis 

Intervention (3) 
HLTH 401 Teaching About Drugs and Sex (3) 
HLTH 405 Drugs in Our Culture (3) 
HLTH 411 Health and Later Maturitv': Aging Process (3) 
KNES 409 Stress Management, Tension Control and Human 

Performance (3) 
OCTH213 Small Group Dynamics (3) 
PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Child Development (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

PSYC 405 Psychology of Aging (3) 

PSYC 451 Introduction to the Exceptional Child (3) 

SOCI 249 Social Problems (3) 

SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

SOCI 307 Issues in Domestic Violence (3) 

SOCI 358 Interpersonal Violence (3) 

SOCI 367 Sociology of Death, Dying and Bereavement (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

SPED 426 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

WMST335 Women, Work and Family (3) 
WMST 339 Reproductive Technologies and the Future of 

Motherhood (3) 
Additional courses may be counted as electives at the discretion of 
the Family Studies program director. 

Students may emphasize specific content areas within the Family 
Services and Family Life Enhancement Track. Areas of emphasis 
are listed below with the recommended electives that support the 
content area. These program electives will meet the requirement for 
the 12 credits of electives. In addition, internships can be planned 
to support the area of emphasis. 

Family and Health Issues Emphasis: Recommended Electives 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 

plus 
four of the courses listed below: (at least rwo of which must he upper- 
level courses) 
HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress Management and Crisis 

Intervention (3) 
HLTH 220 Sexuality in a Diverse Society (II.C.3) 
SOCI 358 Interpersonal Violence (3) 

HLTH 405 Drugs in our Culture (3) 
CDCE 401 Health and Social Welfare Promotion: Health 

Communication (3) 
KNES 409 Stress Management, Tension Control and Human (3) 

Multigenerational Families Emphasis: Recommended Electives 

GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 

SOCI 367 Sociology of Death, Dying and Bereavement (3) 

PS YC 405 Psychology of Aging ( 3 ) 

GERO 397 Gerontology Internship (3) 

Family Violence Emphasis: Recommended Electives 

HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress Management and Crisis 

Intervention (3) 
SOCI 249 Social Problems (3) 

or 
SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

SOCI 307 Issues in Domestic Violence (3) 

SOCI 358 Interpersonal Violence (3) 



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Services to Children Track 

Required Courses for Track (15 credits) 

ECED 201 Intervention and the Young Child (3) 

FMST 387 Family Law and Public Policy (3) 

FMST 387 Communit)' Service for Families (3) 
ECED 470 Family and Children at Risk (3) 

FMST 397 Internship (3) 

Electives (12 credits selected from below*) 

ECED 315 Infant Intervention (3) 

ECED 407 Interactive Technology and Young Children (3) 

ECED 412 Communicating with Parents of Young Children (3) 

ECED 470 Families and Children at Risk (3) 

EDUC 201 Parenting Process (3) 

EDUC 315 Infant Intervention (3) 

HLTH 101 Wellness for a Diverse Society (3) 

HLTH 401 Teaching About Drugs and Sex (3) 

HLTH 405 Drugs in Our Culture (3) 

OCTH213 Small Group Dynamics (3) 

PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) 

PSYC 305 Psychology of Learning (3) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Child Development (3) 

PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

PSYC 451 Introduction to the Exceptional Child (3) 

SPED 426 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

SOCI 348 Women and Crime (3) 

SOCI 355 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

WMST 335 Women, Work and Family (3) 

'Additional courses may be counted as electives at the discretion of the 

Family Studies program director 

Students may emphasize specific content areas within the Services 
to Children Track. Areas of emphasis are listed below with the rec- 
ommended electives that support the content area. These program 
electives will meet the requirement for the 12 credits of electives. In 
addition, internships can be planned to support the area of empha- 
sis. 

Families with Adolescents Emphasis: Recommended Electives 

OCTH 213 Small Group Dynamics ( 3 ) 
SOCI 355 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

HLTH 401 Teaching About Drugs and Sex (3) 
PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

Families with Children with Special Needs: Recommended 
Electives 

PSYC 205 Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) 

SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education (3) 

PSYC 451 Introduction to the Exceptional Child (3) 

SPED 426 Working with Families of Students with Disabilities (3) 

Parenting Emphasis: Recommended Electives 

EDUC 201 Parenting Process (3) 

PSYC 403 Infant and Adolescent Psychology (3) 

or 
PSYC 404 Adolescent Psychology (3) 

ECED 411 Parents and Teachers in Early Childhood Education (3) 

SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

Policy and Planning Track 

Required Courses for Track (15 credits) 

FMST 380 Family Law (3) 

FMST 387 Community Services for Families (3) 

HLTH 305 Community Health Administration (3) 

SOCI 357 Social Welfare (3) 

FMST 397 Internship (3) 



Electives (12 credits) 

COMM 321 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

HLTH 207 Health Care in the U.S. (3) 

HLTH 405 Drugs m Our Culture (3) 

MNGT 463 Organizational Leadership (3) 

POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy (3) 

POSC 488 Seminar: Topics in Public Policy (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

SOCI 331 Deviance and Organizations (3) 

SOCI 333 Political Sociology (3) 

SOCI 335 Medical Sociology (3) 

SOCI 355 Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (3) 

WMST 335 Women, Work and Family (3) 

Additional courses may be counted as electives at the discretion of the 
Family Studies program director 

MINOR IN FAMILY STUDIES 

The minor provides an opportunity for those students who would 
like to study families along with their major focus of study. This 
program fits nicely for students studying in health professions, lib- 
eral arts and education. Knowledge about families and working 
with families has emerged as a critical area of concern for health, 
social service and education professionals. The minor, though not 
as comprehensive as a major concentration, offers key courses that 
provide solid background in study of the family. 

Core Required Courses (15 credits) 

FMST 101 Introduction to Family Studies (3) 

FMST 303 Trends in Contemporary Family Life (3) 

FMST 301 Family Relationships (3) 

FMST 302 Theories of Family Functioning (3) 

FMST 490 Capstone Experience (3) 

Major Elective (3 credits) 

FMST 380 Family Law (3) 

FMST 387 Community Services for Families (3) 

FMST 397 Internship in Family Studies (3) 

Additional Elective (3 credits) 

Students may choose this elective from the list of FMST electives in 

any of the three tracks listed earlier. Additional courses may be 

counted as electives at the discretion of the Family Studies program 

director. 

CHILD LIFE OR FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION 

Students interested in academic preparation leading to certification 
in either Child Life (CCLS) or Family Life Education (CFLE) 
should visit the Family Studies office or contact the Family Studies 
program director for information. 

FIELD EXPERIENCE 

Internships and service learning are critical components of the 
Family Studies major. A continuum of field experiences offered 
throughout the program provides opportunities for students to 
enhance their understanding of course content, develop profession- 
al skills and apply knowledge in the field. Students obtain their first 
field experience during the course Families at Risk. This course 
explores the contemporary at-risk conditions that impact families 
and children. Additional field experience is obtained during the 
course Community Service for Families. This course focuses on 
service learning through program development. Students partici- 
pate directly with community organizations and agencies. 

Internships are the culminating field experience for the FMST 
student. The internship experience offers students the opportunity 
to apply course content, learn new skills, and develop professional 
contacts. 

This variety of work-related opportunities not only enhances stu- 
dent learning, but also helps students explore possible careers while 
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Family Studies interns may work in a variety of settings depend- 
ing on their interests. Internships may occur in off-campus public 
and private service agencies, preschool settings, daycare centers for 
children or adults, child abuse and domestic violence centers and 
various health care facilities. E.xamples of recent student place- 
ments include: Johns Hopkins Hospital Child Life Center, Family 
Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Baltimore County Police 
Counseling Team, Baltimore County of Social Service, CASA of 
Baltimore County, Carl Gold Law Office, The Child Care Center of 
Catonsville Community College, Christiana Hospital 
Maternal/Child Social Work Team, Daisyfields Adoption 
Foundation, Department of Juvenile Justice, "Linkages to 
Learning" Program of Montgomery County, Greater Baltimore 
Crisis Pregnancy Center, House of Ruth, Ronald McDonald 
Houses, St. Joseph Medical Center, Sheppard Pratt, Visual 
Learning Center, Stella Maris, The Wellness Community, Sykesville 
Group Shelter Home, and Adoptions Together Inc. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The program offers a Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in 
Family Studies. For more information, see the Graduate Catalog. 

TUSCFR 

Towson University Student Council on Family Relations is affiliat- 
ed with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). It was 
initiated and is maintained by students of the Family Studies pro- 
gram with the guidance of faculty advisers. 



Department of Geography and 
Environmental Planning 

Professors: James Dilisio, Kenneth Haddock, Wayne McKim, 

John Morgan, Ralph Scott 
Associate Professors: Kent Barnes (Chair), Virginia Thompson 
Assistant Professors: Douglas Herman, Martin Roberge, Charles 

Schmitz, Marshall Stevenson 
Part-time Faculty: Doug Adams, Philip Canter, Kama Couch, 

Robert Cullison, Charles Goodman, Sophia Harmes, Dale 

Johnson, Henry Schupple, Betty Shimshak 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 20, 410-704-2973 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Geography and Environmental Planning offers 
the following programs: the major in Geography and 
Environmental Planning, the major in Geography and Land 
Surveying, the minor in Geography, the minor in Geographic 
Information Sciences, and the Master of Arts in Geography and 
Environmental Planning, and participates in the Master of 
Education with an emphasis in Geography. For more information 
about the graduate programs, consult the Graduate Catalog. 

The Geography and Environmental Planning major is designed 
as a liberal arts program that explores how geographers carefully 
observe and measure human uses of the earth under diverse com- 
binations of natural and cultural environments. Such academic 
preparation facilitates understanding of the changing world and its 
past. 

Students are prepared in the program for careers in business, 
management, governmental service, education, planning, public 
affairs and other professions, as well as graduate school. 

The major in Geography and Land Surveying is designed to meet 
the requirements of professionals in the field of land surveying. 
Courses taken in geography at Towson University will both com- 
plement those taken in surveying at the Community College of 
Baltimore County-Catonsville as well as provide additional skills of 
value to the professional surveyor. Completion of the four-year 
degree will shorten the time necessary to achieve professional licen- 
sure. 



DOUBLE MAJORS 

The department has established cooperative programs with the 
departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal Justice, which make it possible for stu- 
dents to attain majors in both Geography and one of these other 
disciplines. For further information, contact the Department of 
Geography and Environmental Planning or one of the cooperating 
departments listed above. 

MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Geography majors must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours 
in geography courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Of 
these 39 hours, 18 hours of core courses are required plus 6 hours 
of prescribed group courses. The remaining 15 semester hours in 
the major are selected from 200-400 level geography electives 
reflecting the student's areas of interest. A maximum of 6 hours of 
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Core Requirements (18 credits) 

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

GEOG 109 Human Geography (3) or GEOG 102 (3) or 105 (3) or 110 (3) 

GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 

GEOG 223 Physical Geography Applications (3) 

GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Thought (3) 

Group Requirements (6 credits) 

Majors must select at least one techniques course and at least one 
regional course. These courses may be selected from the following: 

Technical Courses 

Select at least one: 

GEOG 321 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 

GEOG 323 Cartography and Graphics 1 (3) 

GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 

GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image 

Processing (3) 
GEOG 418 Computer Mapping (3) 

Regional Courses 

Select at least one: 

GEOG 420 Geography of Anglo America (3) 

GEOG 423 Geography of Maryland (3) 

GEOG 431 Geography of Africa (3) 

GEOG 424 Historical Geography of Atlantic Canada (3) 

GEOG 443 Geography of East Asia (3) 

GEOG 445 Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

GEOG 447 Geography of the Middle East (3) 

GEOG 448 Conflict in Ireland (3) 

GEOG 451 Geography of Europe (3) 

GEOG 453 Geography of the former U.S.S.R. (3) 

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 

Electives (15 credits) 

Majors must take 15 semester hours of geography electives at the 

200-400 level. A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 200 

level. 

MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND LAND SURVEYING 

The major in Geography and Land Surveying is based on a trans- 
fer articulation agreement between the Community College of 
Baltimore County-Catonsville and Towson University. Most stu- 
dents electing to major in Geography and Land Surveying will com- 
plete the A.A.S. degree in Land Surveying at CCBC-Catonsville 
prior to enrollment at Towson University. All surveying courses 
will transfer. However, Towson University will only accept a max- 
imum of 64 total credits in transfer. Any GenEd requirements not 
completed prior to enrollment will be completed at Towson 
University. Current Towson Geography majors interested in this 
program should see the department chair. 

The program of study follows the guidelines for a major in 
Geography and Environmental Planning. A total of 39 credit hours 
are required as indicated above. A total of 6 credit hours can be 
met by transfer to satisfy the GEOG 101, GEOG 102, GEOG 105, 
and GEOG 109/110 requirements. The techniques requirement 
must be met by completing one of the following courses: GEOG 
321, GEOG 412, GEOG 416, or GEOG 418. The preferred course 
for fulfilling the regional requirement is GEOG 423 The 
Geography of Maryland. Elective credits (a minimum of 15) 
should be selected in consultation with the adviser, as some are 
more preferable than others. GEOG 491 Internship is strongly rec- 
ommended for those with little or no work experience. Students 
may not substitute past work experience, nor use concurrent work 
to meet internship requirements, without permission of the depart- 
ment. A non-major requirement for this program is calculus, 
which may be taken at Catonsville or Towson, and which must be 
passed with a grade of C or higher. 



For further information on this program, contact James E. 
Lobdell, coordinator of the Surveying Program at CCBC- 
Catonsville (410-455-4965), or the chair of the Department of 
Geography and Environmental Planning at Towson University 
(410-704-2973). 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
SOCIOLOGY-ANTHROPOLOGY 

The departments of Geography and Environmental Planning and 
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice offer a program 
leading to a bachelor's degree with a double major in Geography 
and Environmental Planning and Sociology-Anthropology, with a 
concentration in Sociology or Anthropology. The Sociology 
Concentration course requirements are listed below. For informa- 
tion on the Anthropology Concentration double major option, see 
the department chair in Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 
Justice. 

I. The following lower-division courses must be taken: 

A. GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

B. SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

(Both A and B count toward General Education 

requirements.) 

II. One of the following statistics courses must be taken: 

A. GEOG 375 Quantitatiye Methods in Geography (3) 

or 

B. PSYC 2 1 2 Behavioral Statistics (4) 

or 
C.MATH231 Basic Statistics I (3) 

(Any of these courses will count as 3 credits in either 
Geography or Sociology and satisfy the statistics 
requirement in both programs. Students cannot receive 
credit in both the first and second major for more than 
one of these courses.) 

III. Two of the following sociology courses must be taken: 

SOCI 313 Introduction to Social Psychology (3) 

SOCI 320 Military Sociology (3) 

SOCI 323 Social Change (3) 

SOCI 327 Urban Sociology (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

SOCI 331 Deviance and Organizations (3) 

SOCI 333 Political Sociology (3) 

SOCI 335 Medical Sociology (3) 

SOCI 341 Class, Status and Power (3) 

SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3) 

SOCI 470-479 Special Topics in Sociology (3) (Topics offered here 

may be accepted with approval of the Geography and 
Environmental Planning department adviser.) 



of the following geography courses must be taken: 

329 Medical Geography (3) 

Urban Design (3) 

Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 

Cultural Geography (3) 

Political Geography (3) 

Natural Resources and Society (second writing course) 

(3) 

Population Geography (3) 

Urban Systems (3) 

Comprehensive Planning (3) 

Geography of the Aged (3) 
470-479Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography (3) (Topics 

offered here may be accepted with approval of the 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 

justice adviser.) 
GEOG 494 Travel Study (3) 
GEOG 495 Directed Reading in Geography (with approval of 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 

Justice adviser) (3) 
GEOG 496 Independent Study in Geography (with approval of 

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Oiminal 

Justice adviser) (3) 



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V. The following courses are required to complete the Geography 
major portion of the double major: 

A. Core Courses 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 

or 
GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 

or 
GEOG 109 Human Geography (3) 
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 
GEOG 223 Physical Geography Applications {3) 
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Thought (3) 

B. Techniques Course (only one of the following) 
GEOG 321 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 
GEOG 323 Cartography and Graphics 1(3) 
GEOG 47x Computer Mapping (3) 

GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 
GEOG 416 Principles of Remote Sensing and Digital Image 
Processing (3) 

C. Regional Geography Course (one 400-level regional course) 

D. Elective Geography Course (one upper-level course) 

\1. The following courses are required to complete the Sociology 
Concentration in the double major: 

A. Core Courses 

SOCI 3 8 1 Sociological Theory ( 3 ) 

SOCI 391 Research Methods (3) 

B. Electives 

Students must complete 18 credits of electives in sociology, at least 
12 of which must be upper division. Two elective coures (6 credits) 
may be in anthropology. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
POLITICAL SCIENCE 

See Department of Political Science for details. 

DOUBLE MAJOR IN ECONOMICS AND GEOGRAPHY 
AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Completion of individual majors in Geography and Environmental 
Planning and Economics requires the successful completion of 72 
credits (39 in geography and environmental planning and 33 in 
economics). However, by electing the double major in Geography 
and Environmental Planning and Economics, students will be able 
to complete both majors with a total of 60 credits. 

I. In economics, students must complete all requirements for the 
major. 

n. One of the following statistics courses must be taken: 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 

or 
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) 

in. Students may substitute t\vo of the following courses in geog- 
raphy and environmental planning toward fulfillment of the 
required 12 credits of upper-level economics electives: 

GEOG 355 Historical Geographv of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 381 Political Geography (3) 

GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 

GEOG 391 Urban Systems 1 3 ) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure Planning (3) 

GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy 13) 

GEOG 470-479 Seminar: Selected Topics in Geography* (3) 

GEOG 481 Environmental Impact Analysis (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3) 

* Approval from Department of Economics depending on course topic. 



rV. In geography and environmental planning, students must com- 
plete all requirements for the major. In addition, they may substi- 
tute two of the following upper-level courses in economics toward 
fulfilhnent of the required upper-level elective courses in geogra- 
phy and environmental planning: 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3) 

ECON 333 Poverty' and Discrimination (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

ECON 423 International -Monetary Theor)' and Policy (3) 

ECON 470-479 Topics in Economics*' (3) 
'Approval from Department of Geography and Environmental Plaiming 
depending on course topic. 

For further information on this program contact the chairperson of 
the Department of Economics, or Dr. James DiLisio of the 
Department of Geography and Environmental Planning. 

MINOR IN GEOGRAPHY 

Students minoring in Geography must complete a minimum of 21 
credit hours. Six credit hours will be at the 100 level (physical 
geography and either GEOG 102, 105, or 109/110) with the 
remainder at the 200-400 level, including one techniques intensive 
course. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be taken at the 200 
level and all course selections must be made in consultation with a 
faculty adviser. A grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required in 
all courses in the minor. 

MINOR IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCES 

Geographic Information Sciences (GlSciences) is an integrative 
skills-based discipline that facilitates observation and analysis at 
global scales, employing a spatial perspective that is useful to many 
disciplines. The minor in GlSciences provides students with basic 
professional skills for conducting spatial analysis, combining con- 
ceptual frameworks with technical proficiencies in tools such as 
Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Global 
Positioning Systems, Cartography, and spatial statistics. 

The minor works well with a variety of majors from the College 
of Business and Economics, the College of Health Professions, the 
College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science and 
Mathematics. GlSciences is a growing field and Towson University 
is recognized as a GlSciences leader in Maryland. Students gradu- 
ating with GlSciences skills are in demand by employers, due to the 
large number of academic, private, government, and nonprofit 
organizations that are creating or expanding their CIS capabilities. 

The minor is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 21 
hours of required and elective courses. A maximum of 6 credit 
hours from other departments may be counted toward the minor, 
with the approval of the program director. Students are strongly 
encouraged to complete a GIS internship with a government agency 
or business. 

Required Courses (12 credits) 

GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3) 

or 
GEOG 230'* Understanding and Communicating Through Maps (3) 
GEOG 323 Cartography and Graphics I (3) 

or 
GEOG 418 Computer Mapping (3) 
GEOG 375 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) or approved 

statistics course 
GEOG 412 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3) 



Electives (9 credits) 

GEOG 321 Interpretation of Aerial Photographs (3) 

GEOG 414 GIS Applications (Spatial Analysis and Geographic 

Information Systems) (3) 
GEOG 416 Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing (3) 
GEOG 470-9 Seminar: Selected Topics (in GIS) (3) 



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GEOG 491 Internship (1-6; 3 maximum toward minor) 
GEOG 495 Directed Reading in Geography (GIS topics) (3) 
GEOG 496 Independent Study in Geography (GIS topics) (3) 

'Courses may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. 

Other lower- and upper-division computer science courses, as well 
as GIS applications courses offered by other departments may be 
considered as electives, with the approval of the department chair. 

GEOGRAPHY SECONDARY EDUCATION 
PROGRAM 

Required in major (39 hours): lower-division (100-200) courses 
(12-18); upper-division (300-400) courses (21-27), at least 12 
hours of which must be courses designated as systematic or tech- 
nique courses. 

Required in related subjects (33 hours): history courses: HIST 
145, HIST 146, HIST 101, plus 6 hours of history electives; politi- 
cal science: POSC 103: sociology: SOCI 101; economics: ECON 
201 and ECON 202; anthropology: either ANTH 207, ANTH 
208, or ANTH 209; and a specified Topics in Social Science course. 

Note: The standards for students enrolled in Teacher Education 
Programs require a minimum average of 2.75 in academic majors. 
Please be aware that this average is higher than that required by the 
department for its majors. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Geography and Environmental Planning majors may transfer up to 
12 hours toward a major, and Geography minors may transfer up 
to 6 hours. All transfer credits require department approval. 

INTERNSHIPS 

Majors have the opportunity to participate in the university's 
Internship/Cooperative Education Program. This valuable adjunct 
to the educational program provides qualifying students with both 
academic credit and work experience with participating govern- 
ment agencies (federal, state and local) and private businesses. The 
internship offers the student a way of trying out a potential career 
choice prior to actual entry into the job market. Because the bene- 
fits of this experience are so positive, majors are strongly urged to 
participate in this program. 



SPECIAL DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS 

The department sponsors the Beta Delta Chapter of Gamma Theta 
Upsilon, an international geography honorary society. GTU holds 
lectures and presents films and speakers on topics in geography and 
environmental planning. All Geography majors are welcome to 
join. 

Travel studies are available during the summer within the United 
States and to foreign locations. 

The National Council for Geographic Education awards are 
given to academically outstanding graduating majors. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS IN GEOGRAPHY 

The department offers an honors program in geography. To be 
admitted, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 
3.25, and a 3.50 in the major, or consent of their faculty adviser. 
Students may be admitted to the program no sooner than the spring 
of their sophomore year. 

The honors program requires a minimum of 39 credits, includ- 
ing 6 to 9 credits in seminars, directed readings and research proj- 
ects. A senior thesis and oral defense are also required. Students 
should consult their faculty adviser for more information. 

CAREERS IN GEOGRAPHY AND 
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING 

Faculty of the department are active in career advising. 
Occasional careers days are held, and the department participates 
in a regional nerwork of career advising in geography. Graduates 
of the department are currently employed in a wide array of jobs 
such as teachers, professors, meteorologists, intelligence analysts 
with the Department of Defense, cartographers, planners, statis- 
ticians, travel agents, and environmental engineers. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM 

The Master of Arts degree program in Geography and 
Environmental Planning is designed to prepare students for doctor- 
al programs as well as for career opportunities in private business 
and public agencies. The program is oriented toward applied geog- 
raphy and presents possibilities for an emphasis in the following 
areas: urban and regional planning, urban studies, public policy 
issues, physical geography, environmental assessment, energy 
resources, cultural and historical geography, medical geography, 
population, area studies, cartography and geographic information 
systems. 

Graduate students in Geography and Environmental Planning 
are encouraged to take pertinent course work in other departments. 
Students may pursue either the Thesis Program (30 credits and a 6 
credit thesis) or the Non-Thesis Program (36 credits). Detailed 
information is given in the Graduate Catalog. 



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Gerontology Program 

Director: Donna Wagner 

Faculty: Patricia Alt (Health Science), Janet Cogliano {Nursing), 
Donna Cox {Health Science), Kenneth Haddock {Geography 
and Environmental Planning), Cynthia Kielinen {Nursing), 
Karla Kubitz {Kinesiology'), Barbara Laufer {Communication 
Sciences and Disorders), Shannon Mathews {Gerontology), 
Wayne Nelson {Health Science), Howard Nixon {Sociology, 
Anthropology and Criminal Justice), S. Maggie Reitz 
{Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science), Marlene 
Riley {Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science), 
Michael Seganish {Accounting/Business Law), Kim Shifren 
{Psychology), ]an Sinnott {Psychology), Regena Stevens- 
Ratchford {Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science), 
Donna Wagner {Gerontology) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 308, 410-704-5154 
www.towson.edu/gerontology 



Cognate Electives (9 credits) 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 

ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

ANTH 211 Honors Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

ECON 339 Health Economics (3) 

HLTH 101 Current Health Problems (3) 

HLTH 204 Nutrition and Weight Control for the Consumer (3) 

HLTH 207 Health Care m the U.S. (3) 

HLTH 208 Mental Health, Stress Management, and Crisis 

Intervention (3) 
HLTH 305 Communirv Health Administration (3) 
OCTH 103 Leisure and Health (3) 
OCTH 216 Bio-psycho-social Development (3) 
KNES 107 Cardiovascular Fitness (3) 

KNES 204 NutritionAJCeight Control (3) 

PSYC 203 Human Development (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

SOCI 301 The Family (3) 

SOCI 331 Organizations (3) 

SOCI 335 Medical Sociology (3) 

SOCI 357 Social Welfare (3) 

(Additional courses may be counted as gerontology cognate electives at 
the discretion of the Gerontology program director.) 



TFiE PROGRAM 

The Gerontolog)' Program at Towson University offers an under- 
graduate degree program leading either to the Bachelor of Arts or 
Bachelor of Science degree. The course work is multidisciplinary 
and provides students with an understanding of the scope of geron- 
tology, the issues that are central to the study of aging, and a per- 
spective from which to understand the phenomenon of human 
aging and its implications on society. The program is designed to 
prepare students for entry-level occupational positions within the 
field of aging and to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for 
acceptance by graduate and professional schools for additional 
gerontological education. 

MAJOR IN GERONTOLOGY 

Students pursuing a degree in Gerontology must complete a mini- 
mum of 45 credits in the program as outlined below and maintain 
a 2.00 average or better in all required courses. Required elective 
courses must be approved by students' gerontology adviser. 

Required Core Courses (18-21 credits) 
GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 
PSYC 405 Psychology of Aging (3) 

SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3) 

GERO 485 GerontologN' Senior Seminar (3) 
HLTH 41 1 Health and'Uter Maturity (3) 

or 
BIOL 313 Biology of Aging (3) 

GERO 397 Internship Arranged with Gerontology Adviser (3-6) 

Required Methods Courses (6-8 credits) 

Research Methods (approved by gerontology adviser) (3-4) 

Social or Behavioral Statistics (approved by gerontology adviser) (3-4) 

Elective Upper-Level Courses (12 credits) 

GERO 310 Social Issues in Human Life Span Technology (3) 

GERO 330 Community Planning for Aging Society (3) 

GERO 450 Direaed Readings in Gerontology (3) 

BULA470 Elder Law (3) 

GEOG 407 Geography of the Aged (3) 

SOCI 377 Gender and Aging (3) 

KNES 455 Activity Programming for the Older Adult (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

SOCI 367 Sociology of Death, Dying and Bereavement (3) 

Or other upper-level courses approved by Gerontology adviser 



MINOR IN GERONTOLOGY 

Students minoring in Gerontology must complete a minimum of 18 
semester hours of approved course work. When possible, it is rec- 
ommended that a student take a gerontology course within his or 
her own major field of study. Students are required to take three 
courses (9 semester hours) from the Gerontology Core Courses list- 
ing below: 
GERO 101 Introduction to Gerontology (3) 

or 
SOCI 359 Social Gerontology (3) 

HLTH 411 Health and Uter Maturity (3) 

or 
BIOL 313 Biologv of Aging (3) 

PSYC 405 Psychology of Aging (3) 

GERO 485 Gerontology Senior Seminar (3) 
GERO 397 Internship (3) 

The remaining 9 semester hours can be fulfilled by other core or 
elective offerings in consultation with the academic adviser. 

Transfer Credit Policy 

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Department of History 

Professors: Dean Esslinger, Cindy Gissendanner, Karl Larew, 
Ronn Pineo, Patricia Romero, Mark Whitman (Chair) 

Associate Professor: Nicole Dombrowski 

Assistant Professors: Laura Eidridge, Elizabeth Kelly Gray, Lynn 
Johnson, Michael Johnson, Kimberly Katz, Steven Phillips, 
Akim Reinhardt, Allaire Stallsmith, Joseph White 

Part-time Faculty: Patricia Anderson, William Calderhead, 
Timothy Hanson, Tina Sheller, Joseph White, Jakub Zejmis 

Lecturer: John Mancini 

Emeritus: Edwin Hirschmann, Harry Piotrowski, Fred Rivers, 
Roderick Ryon, Myron Scholnick, John Van Osdell 

OFFICE 

LinthicumHall 119F, 410-704-2923 
www.towson.edu/history/ 

PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of History offers the following programs: the 
major in History; the History Secondary Education major, for stu- 
dents planning to teach history at the secondary level; and the 
minor in History. Each of these programs encourages students to 
explore the study of history in depth. Such investigation leads to an 
appreciation of the structure and function of the discipline and pre- 
pares the student for teaching, for graduate work and for the study 
of law, theology, archival management, library science, historical 
preservation and museology. 

Skills, as well as historical knowledge acquired through the study 
of the discipline, may also lead to career opportunities in public his- 
tory, federal, state and local government, and in business and 
industry. Students may opt for more career flexibility by choosing 
double majors or by combining History with a minor: History and 
Art, History and English, History and Women's Studies, History 
and Business, History and Communication, for example. 

History majors and minors are also expected to take correlative 
courses that broaden their academic backgrounds and offer valu- 
able insights into their subjects. The department also strongly rec- 
ommends the completion of the intermediate level of a foreign lan- 
guage. The department offers courses in the fields of American, 
European, Asian, African and Latin American history. The offer- 
ings are varied. Some courses are chronological, topical or nation- 
al in scope. Others are in women's, ethnic, business, social, cultur- 
al or political history. 

All courses offered encourage an appreciation of the historical 
past through lecture/discussion, reading, analysis and writing. 
Because history explores all aspects of human endeavor, history 
courses touch upon the insights of all disciplines from the histori- 
cal perspective. 

An internship is a practical application of historical knowledge 
and skill. An internship may be taken at institutions such as the 
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore City Archives, Baltimore 
Museum of Industry, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Inc. or Towson 
University Archives. 

The department participates in interdisciplinary programs such 
as International Studies, Social Science, Women's Studies, the 
minors in African and African-American Studies, Jewish Studies, 
Classical Studies, and Lesbian and Gay Studies, and in 
Interdisciplinary Studies, tracks in American Studies, African- 
American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, 
Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and Medieval and 
Renaissance Studies. 



MAJOR IN HISTORY 

In addition to the General Education (GenEd) requirements, 
History majors are required to complete 39 credits with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The Bachelor of Arts degree may be 
earned by adding a foreign language to the major course require- 
ments. The language requirement can be met by completing the 
intermediate courses (or their equivalent) of a modern foreign 
language. 

Required Courses (18 credits) 

HIST 101 Introduction to Ancient Civilization (3) 

HIST 102 History of European Civilization through the 17th 

Centur\' (3) 
HIST 103 History of European Civilization from the 17th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 108 Honors History of European Civilization from the 17th 

Century (3) 
HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 146 History of the United States since the .Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 148 Honors History of the United States since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study (3) 

Electives (21 credits) 

Students must complete 21 credits of electives offered by the 
department, at least 15 of which must be in upper-division courses. 
Within the 21 credits of electives, there must be at least one 3-credit 
upper-division course each in American and European history. 
Nine credit hours must be taken in Asian, African, Latin American 
or world history. No more than two upper-division courses may be 
taken with the same instructor (Seminar, HIST 300, Directed 
Reading, Directed Research, Colloquium and Travel Study are 
excepted). 

MINOR IN FDSTORY 

History minors are required to complete 24 credits with a grade 
equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course taken from among the 
following courses. 

Required Courses (6 credits) 

HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study (3) 

One of the following: 

HIST 107 Introduction to History of Islamic Civilization (3) 

HIST 109 Introduction to the Civilization of India (3) 

HIST 1 10 East Asian Civilization to the 17th Century (3) 

HIST 1 1 1 Modern East Asia since the 17th Century (3) 

HIST 121 Latin America: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

HIST 135 African History and Culture (3) 

Lower-Division History Electives (9 credits) 

Upper-Division History Electives (9 credits) 

(Excluding HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study) 
No more than two upper-division courses may be taken with the 
same instructor. (HIST 300 is excepted.) Seminar, Directed 
Reading, Directed Research, Colloquium and Travel Study may not 
be taken for History minor requirements. 

HISTORY SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

History majors may wish to obtain certification to teach history at 
the secondary level. Students in this Secondary Education Program 
receive certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation. See 
Department of Secondary Education requirements. 

In addition to the GenEd requirements, and the requirements 
specified by the Department of Secondary Education, students must 
complete 54 credits with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in 
each course taken from among the courses listed below. Of the 54 



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credits, 21 must be completed in the required history courses, and 
24 in social science courses and 9 credits in history electives before 
student teaching. 

Required History Courses (21 credits) 

HIST 102 History of European Civilization through the 17th 

Centur)' (3) 
HIST 103 Histor>- of European Civilization from the 17th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 108 Honors History of European Civilization from the 17th 

Century (3) 
HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-1 9th Century (3) 

HIST 146 History of the United States since the Mid-19th Century |3) 

or 
HIST 148 Honors History of the United States since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study (3) 

Two of the following: 

African Histon* Course (3) 

Asian History Course (3) 

Latin American History Course (3) 

World History Course (3) 

History Elecrives (9 credits) 

Students must complete 9 credits of electives offered by the depart- 
ment, at least 6 of which must be in courses at the 300-400 level. 
Six credit hours must be in lecture-type format. 

Required Social Sciences Courses (24 credits) 
ECON 201 Microeconomic Principles (3) 
ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) 
SOSC 401 Topics in Social Science (3) 

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3) 

POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

One of the following: 

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) 

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 

GEOG 109 Introduction to Human Geography (3) 

One of the following: 

POSC 101 Introduction to Political Science (3) 

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) 

POSC 137 Governments of the World (3) 

POSC 207 State Government (3) 

One of the following: 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 

ANTH 209 American Culture (3) 

SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAJORS 
AND MINORS 

Students must declare their majors and minors in the department. 
The major or minor should be declared during the second semester 
of the freshman year or at the beginning of the sophomore year. 
Students will be given major/minor forms listing additional rules 
for a History major/minor. They will also be required to select an 
academic adviser who will help in preparing a program of courses. 
Students should consult their advisers regularly. Students also must 
update their records each semester. A History minor who wishes to 
student teach must have completed 15 credits of the required cours- 
es in history. 

TRANSFER CREDFT POLICY 

No more than 18 credits in history will be accepted toward a major 
or a minor from a regionally accredited four-year college. No more 
than 12 lower-division credits in history will be accepted toward a 
major or a minor from a regionally accredited two-year college. 
The 12 credits must be in lower-division courses which have 
Towson Universit)' equivalents at the 100-200 level. 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND CREDIT FOR PRIOR 
LEARNING 

The department awards credit through the Advanced Placement 
Program of the university. The department also offers credit for 
lower-division courses, and for upper-division courses upon appeal, 
through the Credit for Prior Learning Program. Students applying 
for credit under this program complete a departmental examina- 
tion, an interview and a paper or book review in the field. 

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES 

The department offers an honors program in history. Eligibility 
requirements and rules governing the departmental honors pro- 
grams are described elsewhere in this catalog. Students interested in 
the history honors program should consult their adviser and their 
department chair no later than the first semester of their junior 
year. 

The department sponsors the Theta Beta Chapter of the nation- 
al history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. The society presents lec- 
tures, films and other programs. Students may inquire about mem- 
bership requirements at the department office. 

The department awards at graduation each year the Medal of the 
Daughters of American Colonists, presented by the Cecilius Calvert 
Chapter of that organization, and the Disabled American Veterans 
Prize in History. 

The Mary Catherine Kahl Prize is awarded annually to a History 
major or minor of outstanding promise who has not yet graduated. 
An essay in history written by the nominees is submitted as an inte- 
gral part of the prize competition. 

The Arnold Blumberg Prize is awarded annually to the senior 
History major who has compiled the most outstanding record in 
the field of European History. 

The Douglas D. Martin Sr. History Award provides scholarship 
support for undergraduate History majors with a minimum of 85 
credits who have demonstrated an interest in the study of Western 
U.S. history or native peoples. 

Each year, under an endowment established to honor Professor 
Herbert Duane Andrews, an outstanding scholar will be invited to 
lecture at the universit)'. The lecture will emphasize scholarly 
research which demonstrates the integration of history with other 
disciplines or which utilizes newer methodologies to enhance 
understanding of traditional areas of specialization. 

The department also offers travel-study courses that in the past 
have introduced students to China, Japan, Mexico and several 
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Interdisciplinary Studies Program 

Director: Carl Behm 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 201F, 410-704-3600 

THE PROGRAM 

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program provides students with the 
opportunity to pursue a course of study unavailable through any 
single discipline at Towson University. The program offers students 
three alternatives: (1) the individually designed thematic option; (2) 
five formally designed major tracks and a pre-law program; and (3) 
11 minor tracks. 

A major in Interdisciplinary Studies requires a minimum of 45 
upper-division credit hours (300-400 level) though the program 
director may approve substitutions of particularly significant 
lower-division courses. All 45 credit hours must be completed with 
a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Students pursuing a minor in 
Interdisciplinary Studies must likewise complete the requisite credit 
hours with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Interdisciplinary Studies majors may transfer up to 21 credit 
hours toward completion of the major. Interdisciplinary Studies 
minors may transfer up to 9 credit hours toward completion of the 
minor. 

INDFVTDUALLY DESIGNED THEMATIC OPTION 

The individually designed thematic option allows students to pur- 
sue a major that is not available at Towson University but that is 
offered at other colleges or universities. Because it is individually 
designed, this option places special responsibilities on the student. 

First, the student must find the model for the major he or she 
wishes to pursue in the catalog of another university and determine 
that Towson University offers the courses necessary to complete the 
major. Second, the student must meet with the director of the 
Interdisciplinary Studies Program to ask for preliminary approval 
of the proposed major. Third, with the assistance of the program 
director, the student must identify a professor with the necessary 
expertise who is willing to serve as his or her major adviser. Fourth, 
under the guidance of the major adviser, the student must write a 
program of study that includes a name for the individually designed 
thematic option, a description of its goals, and a list of required and 
elective courses. After formal approval by the faculty adviser, the 
student, and the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, 
this agreement will constitute the requirements of the student's 
major. 

Students interested in the individually designed thematic option 
should declare their major as soon as possible, ideally no later than 
the first semester of the junior year. Regardless of when the major 
is declared, students must enroll in a minimum of 21 credits in the 
major following formal approval of the program of study. No 
unapproved program of study may be used for graduation. 

Requirements 

1. A formally approved program of study consisting of a minimum 
of 45 credit hours in the major. 

2. At least 21 of these credit hours must be taken after formal 
approval of the program of study. 

3. The required 45 credit hours must incorporate courses from at 
least three departments or programs. 

4. All course work must be upper-division unless the faculty advis- 
er and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program director approve 
the inclusion of some particularly significant course work at the 
lower-division level. For example, a course important to the 
thematic option may exist only at the lower division. 



FORMALLY DESIGNED MAJOR TRACKS 

There are at present five formally designed major tracks and a pre- 
law program, each designed by an interdisciplinary faculty com- 
mittee. Students interested in any of these programs should contact 
the coordinator of the track. 

Major Tracks 

American Studies 

Animal Behavior 

Asian Studies 

Latin American Studies 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

Pre-professional Preparation: 

Pre-law 

MINORS 

Interdisciplinary minors offer an excellent complement to majors in 
traditional disciplines. Students in any major may elect to pursue 
one of these minors. 

Minor Tracks 

African and African-American Studies 

American Studies 

Asian Studies 

Business, Communication and the Liberal Arts 

Classical Studies 

Comparative Ethnic Studies 

Irish Studies 

Jewish Studies 

Latin American Studies 

Lesbian and Gay Studies 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

The specific requirements for each of the formally designed major 
tracks and minors are described below. 

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN 
STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Lena Ampadu {English, Coordinator), 
Camille Clay {Office of Diversity Resources), Elizabeth Clifford 
{Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), John 
Gissendanner {English), ]ohn Murungi {Philosophy and 
Religious Studies), Frances Rothstein {Sociology, Anthropology 
and Criminal Justice), Katia Sainson {Modern Languages), 
Evangeline Wheeler {Psychology) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum 201J, 410-704-2863 

The Program 

The African and African-American Studies minor offers the student 
the opportunity to study in-depth the historical and social experi- 
ences and contributions of Africans and peoples of African descent 
in global perspective. It also provides a critical perspective on race 
in American society. An interdisciplinary program concentrating 
mainly in the humanities, the curriculum of the African and 
African-American Studies minor is subject to review and flexibility, 
as courses may be added or subtracted with the permission of the 
advisory committee. 

Required Core Course (3 credits) 

AFST 201 Main Themes In .African- American Studies (3) 



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Electives (18 credits) 

Students should take courses in at least three different disciphnes; 

12 credits must be in upper-level courses. 

ECED 425 The Young Black Child in a Multicultural Setting (3) 

ENGL 233 Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

or 
ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 
ENGL 477 Topics in Black-American Literature (content varies) (3) 
PHIL 251 African-American Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 204 Race, Class and Gender (3) 

PHIL 270 Topics: Philosophical Perspectives (3) 

GEOG431 The Geography of Africa (3) 
ARTH 335 African-American Art (3) 
HIST 135 African History and Culture (3) 

HIST 328 History of East Africa (3) 

HIST 328 History of South Africa (3) 

HIST 381 African-American History to the Mid-1 9th Century (3) 

HIST 382 African-American History since the Mid-19th 

Century (3) 
AFST411 African- American Perspectives (3) 

POSC 470 The Politics of Urban Education (3) 

SOCl 241 Blacks in America: Myths and Realities (3) 

SOCI 243 Race, Class and Gender (3) 

SOCI 341 Class, Status and Power (3) 

SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOCI 37x Race and Crime (3) 

MUSC 123 History of Jazz (3) 

or 
MUSC 125 Honors History of Jazz 
THEA 303 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theater (3) 

or 
THEA 304 Honors Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theater (3) 
PSYC 432 Cross-cultural Psychology (3) 

WMST 370 Topics in Women's Studies: Women of Color (3) 
KNES 470 Racism in Sport (3) 

AMERICAN STUDIES TRACK/MINOR 

Coordinator: Paul Douglas (English) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 218G, 410-704-2943 

The Program 

The American Studies Track is an interdisciplinary program allow- 
ing students to take courses in different academic departments that 
focus on the concept of American culture. The American studies 
approach emphasizes the interrelatedness of history, literature, the 
arts and popular culture. Students examine American institutions, 
ideas and material forms in order to better understand their past 
and shape their futures. The track is designed for those students 
who may wish to have careers in fields such as teaching, law, muse- 
um work, and journalism where a broad knowledge of American 
history and culture is desirable. 

A minor is available for those students with another major who 
want to learn more about American culture. 

Students interested in material culture or museum work have the 
opportunity to receive credit for internships at a number of area 
museums or historical sites. 

Requirements for the Track 

Students majoring in the American Studies Track must complete 45 
credits with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. 

Required Lower-Division Courses (12 credits) 

AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies (3) 

plus 9 credits from the following: 
ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3) 
ARTH 113 Myths and Stories in Art History (3) 
ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 



HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid- 19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the United States since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

MUSC 111 Introduction to American Music (3) 
POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

Required Upper-Division Courses (33 credits) 

No more than 9 credits may be taken in any one department. 

Anthropology 

ANTH 3 1 1 Archaeology of Maryland (3) 

ANTH 365 North American Indians (3) 

ANTH 383 North American Archaeology (3) 

ANTH 385 Archaeology of the American Southwest (3) 

ANTH 387 Native American Archaeoastronomy (3) 

American Studies 

AMST 370 Topics in American Studies (3) 

AMST 491 Directed Readings (3) 

AMST 497 Internship in Material Culture (3) 



Art History 
ARTH 337 
ARTH 355 

English 
ENGL 331 
ENGL 353 
ENGL 431 
ENGL 432 
ENGL 433 
ENGL 435 
ENGL 436 
ENGL 437 
ENGL 438 
ENGL 473 
ENGL 476 
ENGL 477 

Geography 
GEOG 420 
GEOG 423 

History 

HIST 306 
HIST 331 
HIST 332 
HIST 345 
HIST 346 
HIST 347 
HIST 348 
HIST 349 
HIST 350 
HIST 351 
HIST 352 
HIST 359 
HIST 360 
HIST 361 
HIST 363 
HIST 364 
HIST 366 
HIST 367 
HIST 368 
HIST 370 
HIST 373 
HIST 374 
HIST 375 
HIST 378 
HIST 379 
HIST 380 
HIST 381 
HIST 382 
HIST 385 
HIST 389 
HIST 397 



American Art (3) 
African-American Art (3) 



American Drama (3) 

History of American English (3) 

Literature of the American Romantic Period (3) 

Literature of the American Realistic Period (3) 

American Short Story (3) 

Development of the American Novel: 19th Century (3) 

Development of the American Novel: 20th Century (3) 

American Poetry through Frost (3) 

Modern American Poetry (3) 

Topics in American Literature (3) 

Topics in Multiethnic American Literature (3) 

Topics in Black American Literature (3) 



Geography of Anglo America (3) 
Geography of Maryland (3) 



Women in 20"'-Century American History (3) 
American Military History 1898-1945 (3) 
American Military History since 1945 (3) 
The American Colonies: 1492-1763 (3) 
The American Revolutionary Period: 1763-1789 (3) 
The Early National Period (3) 
The Jacksonian Era (3) 
The Civil War (3) 
The Era of Reconstruction (3) 
The U.S. Age of Enterprise (3) 
The U.S. Age of Reform (3) 
The ED.R. Era (3) 
Recent American History (3) 
Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History (3) 
Social History of the U.S. to 1865 (3) 
Social History of the U.S. since 1865 (3) 
History of American Business (3) 
Development of the U.S. Constitution (3) 
The Bill of Rights and the Constitution (3) 
Diplomatic History of the U.S. (3) 
Early American Frontier (3) 
The Far Western Frontier (3) 
The City in American History (3) 
Immigrants and Immigration (3) 
History of Native Americans: The East (3) 
History of Native Americans: The West (3) 
African- American History to the Mid- 19th Century (3) 
African-American History from the Mid-19th C (3) 
American Labor (3) 
Roots of Rock and Roll (3) 
History of Maryland (3) 



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Kinesiology 






KNES 357 


Sport in Film (3) 




KNES 441 


The American Woman in Sport (3) 




KNES 451 


History of Sport in America (3) 




Music 






MUSC 421 


American Music (3) 




Philosophy 






PHIL 326 


American Philosophy (3) 




Political Science 




POSC 305 


Urban Government and Politics (3) 




POSC 355 


The Latin American Policy of the U.S. (3) 




POSC 381 


The Presidency (3) 




POSC 383 


Congress (3) 




POSC 384 


The Judicial System (3) 




POSC 417 


American Political Parties (3) 




POSC 418 


Constitutional Law I (3) 




POSC 419 


Constitutional Law II (3) 




POSC 432 


U.S. -Russian Relations (3) 




POSC 439 


U.S. Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia (3) 




POSC 441 


Contemporary U.S. -Western European Relations 


(3) 


Sociology 






SOCI 329 


Demography (3) 




SOCI 356 


Prisons in America (3) 





Other courses relating to American culture may be substituted with 
the approval of the program coordmator. 

MINOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES 

The minor in American Studies is designed for students majoring in 
another discipline who wish to learn more about American culture. 
Students minoring in American Studies must complete 21 credits 
with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course. 

Required Lower-Division Courses (9 credits) 

AMST 201 Introduction to American Studies (3) 

Plus 

6 credits from the following: 

ANTH 209 Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

ARTH 113 Myths and Stories in American Art (3) 

ENGL 230 Main Currents in American Literature (3) 

HIST 145 History of the United States to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

or 
HIST 146 History of the United States since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

MUSC 111 Introduction to American Music (3) 
POSC 103 American National Government (3) 

Required Upper-Division Courses (12 credits) 
Students choose 12 credits from the above list of upper-division 
courses for the major. No more than 6 credits may be taken in any 
one department. Students should select courses in consultation with 
the American Studies coordinator. 

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR TRACK 

Advisory Committee: Michael Figler (Psychology), Donald 
Forester {Biological Sciences), Paz Galupo {Psychology, 
Co-Coordinator), Craig Johnson {Psychology), Scott Johnson 
{Biological Sciences), ]ay Nelson {Biological Sciences), Herbert 
Petri (Psyc^o/o^y), Joan Rabin {Psychology), Gerald Robinson 
{Biological Sciences), Aubrey Scarbrough {Biological Sciences), 
Erik Scully {Biological Sciences, Co-Coordinator) 

OFFICE 

Smith Hall 261, 410-704-3012 

The Program 

The study of animal behavior has received an increasing amount 
of attention from the public because of the emphasis placed by 



zoological parks on behavioral biology and the large number of 
presentations in the media regarding animal behavior and sociobi- 
ology. 

The Animal Behavior Track is designed to offer a solid founda- 
tion in the diverse approaches used to study behavioral biology. 
The program uses a carefully selected combination of courses in 
biology and psychology to achieve this goal. In addition, students 
are required to complete either an independent research project or 
an internship in order to apply their knowledge in an intensive 
research experience. 

Students who complete the program may be qualified for posi- 
tions at zoological parks, aquariums and nature centers. In addi- 
tion, they will have the necessary technical knowledge to pursue a 
career in freelance writing about animal behavior. However, stu- 
dents who are considering attending graduate school will need to 
complete additional courses in either biology or psychology. Most 
of the students currently enrolled in the program also are majoring 
in either Biology or Psychology. 

Students who are considering the Animal Behavior Track must 
meet with one of the program coordinators before declaring 
Interdisciplinary Studies as a major. 

Requirements for the Track 

The Animal Behavior Track requires students to complete 45 cred- 
it hours with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. If 45 hours have 
not been reached following completion of the required courses, the 
additional course or courses must be taken from the biology or psy- 
chology electives list (see below). 



Required Courses (31-32 credits) 


BIOL 110 


Contemporary General Biology (4) 


PSYC 101 


Introduction to Psychology (3) 


BIOL 207 


General Zoology (4) 


PSYC 212 


Behavioral Statistics (4) 


BIOL 371 


Animal Behavior (3) 


PSYC 460 


Ethology and Comparative Psychology (3) 


PSYC 314 


Research Methods in Psychology (4) 


BIOL 381 


or 

Biological Literature (3) 


BIOL 413 


Evolution (3) 


PSYC 491 


Independent Investigation in Psychology (3)# 


BIOL 491 


or 

Independent Research in Biology (3)# 


BIOL 493 


or 

Internship in Biology 


IDIS 495 


or 

Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies (3) 


Biology Electives 


A minimum 


of two courses from the following *; 


BIOL 351 


Field and Systematic Vertebrate Zoology (4) 


BIOL 353 


Invertebrate Zoology (4) 


BIOL 367 


Endocrinology (3) 


BIOL 402 


General Ecology (4) 


BIOL 456 


Ornithology (4) 


BIOL 458 


Mammalogy (4) 


BIOL 461 


Entomology (4) 


BIOL 465 


Mammalian Physiology (4) 


BIOL 467 


Herpetology (4) 


BIOL 469 


Comparative Animal Physiology (4) 


BIOL 481 


Directed Readings in Biology (l-3)# 


Psychology 


Electives 


A minimum 


of two courses from the following': 


PSYC 305 


Psychology of Learning (3) 


PSYC 309 


Psychopharmacology (3) 


PSYC 315 


Motivation (3) 


PSYC 317 


Sensation and Perception (3) 


PSYC 341 


Environmental Psychology (3) 


PSYC 381 


Readings in Psychology (l-3)# 


PSYC 447 


Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 



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PSYC 465 Physiological Psychology (3) 

PSYC 486 Advanced Experimental Design (3) 

PSYC 470-479 Special Topics in Psychology* 

#Must be approved by coordinator. 

*Students should consult this catalog for course prerequisites and discuss 

all course selections with their advisers. 

ASIAN STUDIES TRACK/MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Samuel Collins {Sociology, Anthropology 
and Crimmal justice), Steve Coutinho (Philosophy and 
Religious Studies), Karl Fugelso (Art), Douglas Herman 
(Geography and Enriromnental Planning), Jeong-Joon Lee 
(Economics), Jenny Li (Modern Languages), Junko Morishita 
(Modern Languages), Steven Phillips (History, Coordinator) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 119A, 410-704-2912 

The Program 

The Asian Studies Track within the Interdisciplinary Studies major 
is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary program of study 
of various dimensions of the Asian world. Students may plan a 
course of study that concentrates on a particular aspect of Asian 
civilization or on a particular sub-region of Asia. One might, for 
example, focus on the art and philosophy of various Asian peoples, 
or instead, one might choose to concentrate on Chinese, Indian or 
Japanese civilization, studying both the traditional and modern 
society, its physical setting, and its political and economic develop- 
ment. In order to build a sound program of study, which meets 
both the individual student's needs and the Interdisciplinary Studies 
requirements, it is essential that students work closely with an 
adviser in planning the program and selecting courses. 

A second option open to students interested in specializing in 
Asian Studies is the International Studies major with a regional spe- 
cialization. 

Requirements for the Track 

1. Twelve credit hours of a foreign language appropriate to the stu- 
dent's designated area of interest in Asia. The Asian language 
courses presently offered at Towson are listed below. The 
Advisory Committee may waive the language requirement for 
native speakers of Japanese, Chinese or another language related 
to the student's course of study. In this case, students must earn 
a total of 45 credits instead of the 33 detailed in point 2 below. 

2. A minimum of 33 credit hours selected from the following list of 
courses, but with courses from at least three departments (in 
addition to language) represented. Other courses not shown on 
the list, but which are relevant to Asia (such as directed readings 
courses and Minimester courses) may be accepted with the 
approval of the Advisory Committee. Excluding language cours- 
es, no more than four courses below the 300 level may be taken 
for credit in this program. 

3. All courses must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher. 

4. Students may transfer up to 21 credits toward the completion of 
the major. 

Approved Courses 



Art History 
ARTH 331 
ARTH 333 



Art of China (3) 
Art of Japan (3) 



History 

HIST 107 Introduction to History of Islamic Civilization (3) 

HIST 109 Introduction to the Civilization of India (3) 

HIST 1 10 East Asian Civilizations to the 17th Century (3) 

HIST 1 1 1 Modern East Asia since the 17th Century (3) 

HIST 310 Nationalism in East and Southeast Asia (3) 

HIST 311 Traditional India: Its Historical Development (3) 

HIST 312 History of Modern India (3) 

HIST 313 History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 

HIST 315 Imperial China: The Last Dynasty (3) 

HIST 316 Revolutionary China (3) 

HIST 318 Modern Korea (3) 

HIST 319 Japan: 1830-1930(3) 

HIST 320 Japan: 1930-Present(3) 

Language 

CHNS 101-102Elementary Modern Chinese I, II (3, 3) 
CHNS 201-202Chinese Intermediate \, II (3, 3) 

JPNS 101-102 Japanese Elements I, II (3, 3) 

JPNS 201-202 Japanese Intermediate I, II (3, 3) 

Philosophy-Religious Studies 

PHIL 219 Introduction to Asian Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 301 Philosophies of India (3) 

PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3) 

PHIL 357 Comparative Religion (3) 



Political Science 

POSC 439 
POSC 445 



U.S. Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia (3) 
U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia (3) 



Geography 

GEOG 443 Geography of East Asia (3) 

GEOG 445 Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

GEOG 447 Geography of the Middle East (3) 



Sociology-Anthropology-Criminal Justice 

ANTH 3xx Korea, Globalization and Anthropology (3) 

Minor in Asian Studies 

The minor in Asian Studies is designed for students majoring in 
another discipline yet interested in acquiring knowledge of Asian 
natipns and cultures without completing the major program above. 
Students minoring in Asian Studies must complete 21 credits from 
the courses listed above with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher 
in each course. No more than three courses (9 credits) may be 
lower-division. Students must select courses in at least three disci- 
plines in consultation with the Asian Studies program coordinator. 

Asian Languages 

There is no language requirement for the Asian Studies minor. 
However, students are encouraged to begin the study of an Asian 
language. One 3-credit, 100-level language course may be applied 
toward lower-division course credit. 

BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION AND THE LIBERAL 
ARTS A4INOR 

Co-coordinators: Linda Mahin (English), Stephen Scales 
(Philosophy and Religious Studies) 

Faculty Advisory Board: Dan Brown (Art), Marlene Cowan 
(Emeritus), Darush Davani (Computer and Information 
Sciences), Garland Keesling (Marketing), Don Kopka 
(Management), Lament Steedle (Accounting) 

Corporate Advisory Board: Diana Elliott (Consultant to 
Management), Judy Green (CEO, Green and Associates), 
Leslie Keelty (Director of Training, The Arbitron Company), 
Linda Miller [Vice President of Human Resources, Baltimore 
Gas and Electric Company), Carroll Nordhoff (Executive Vice 
President, McCormick and Co., Inc.), 
Bernard Penner, Esq. (Director of Compliance, Maryland 
Department of the Environment) 

OFFICE 

Lmthicum Hall 201 D, 410-704-5197 
Linthicum Hall 219 B, 410-704-2752 



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The Program 

The interdisciplinary minor in Business, Communication and the 
Liberal Arts (BCLA) was developed in 1997 in response to needs 
expressed by national and local business executives. Students pos- 
sessing this minor to complement their major will help meet the 
growing demand for graduates who have strong oral and written 
communication skills, the ability to think critically and creatively in 
solving problems, and a general knowledge of business culture and 
practices. 

MINOR IN BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION AND THE 
LIBERAL ARTS 

This rigorous minor for liberal arts majors and others consists of 
24 credit hours. The minor emphasizes the skills that are important 
for successful job performance over time and recognizes the busi- 
ness community's need for broadly educated, articulate college 
graduates. Completion of all required minor courses with a min- 
imum 3.00 GPA is prerequisite to enrollment in BCLA 421 
Integrating Management Skills. Application materials are available 
in the interdisciplinary studies office, the admissions office, or by 
calling 410-704-5197 or 410-704-2752. 

Required Courses (24 credits) 

ACCT 201* Accounting Principles I (3) 

BCLA 421 Integrating Management Skills (3) 

BUSX 101 Introduction to Business (3) 

COMM 315 Business and Professional Communication (3) 

cose 111* Information Technology for Business (3) 

ENGL 317 Writing for Business and Industry (3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

Completion of all other required minor courses with a minimum 
3.00 GPA is prerequisite to enrollment in BCLA 421. 

And one course selected from the following: 

ANTH 209* Anthropology of American Culture (3) 

ENGL 263 Tradition and Form in Western Fiction (3) 

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3) 

pose 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) 

* Honors College versions of these courses may be used to also fulfill 

Honors College requirements. 

Recommended Courses 

Students in the BCLA minor are encouraged to enroll in some of 
the following courses to fulfill graduation requirements. Students 



their advisers. These recom- 
to replace any of the minor 



should discuss these options with 

mended courses may not be used 

requirements. 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 379 Intercultural Communication (3) 

ECON 201* Microeconomic Principles (3) 

ECON 202* Macroeconomic Principles (3) 

FREN 331 French for Business (3) 

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) 

GERM 331 German for Business (3) 

HIST 146 History of the U.S. since the Mid-19th Century (3) 

IDIS 460-469 Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies (3) 

LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3) 

MCOM 385 Mass Media and Society (3) 

MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3) 

MNGT 361 Management and Organization Theory (3) 

PSYC 327 Industrial Psychology (3) 

SOCI 334 Industrial Sociology (3) 

SOCI 335 Medical .Sociology (3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 



CLASSICAL STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Allaire Stallsmith (History, Coordinator), 
Rose Ann Christian [Philosophy and Religious Studies), Victor 
Fisher (Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Jennifer 
Ballengee (English), ]ohn McLucas (Modern Languages), 
Sandra Tatman (Art History) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 119E, 410-704-2909 
E-mail: astallsmith@towson.edu 

The Program 

Classical Studies includes the study of Greek and Latin and of 
ancient history and civilization, extending from the Paleolithic to 
the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476, which have 
formed the core of liberal arts learning in the West for centuries. 
The Classical Studies minor incorporates courses drawn from the 
language, literature, philosophy, history, archaeology, art, theatre 
and Jewish studies programs, offering students an opportunity to 
specialize in the disciplines of antiquity. The Classical Studies 
minor helps students majoring in various fields to focus their inter- 
ests and gives coherence to their programs. 

Trained to integrate the past with the present, classicists are 
found not only in their traditional havens-universities, museums, 
archaeological projects, and research centers-but also as valuable 
team members in such diverse fields as international business, pub- 
lic educational programs, documentary filmmaking, publishing, 
marketing, mass communications, medicine, and the law. 

Students in the Baltimore-Washington area have unique oppor- 
tunities for research and hands-on learning at the Walters Art 
Museum, the Center for Hellenic Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, the 
Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, and the libraries of Johns 
Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. 

Minor in Classical Studies 

The minor in Classical Studies consists of 24 credit hours. It is 
designed for students who would like to take a specialized core of 
classical studies courses. 

Required Courses (9 credits) 

HIST 101 Introduction to Ancient Civilizations (3) 

LATN 101 Latin Elements I (3) 

LATN 102 Latin Elements II (3) 

or 
GRK 103 Ancient Greek Elements 1(3) 

GRK 104 Ancient Greek Elements II (3) 

NOTE: The language requirement may be waived by passing a pro- 
ficiency exam; in that case, 6 credits would be made up by choices 
from the recommended courses listed below. 

Recommended Courses (15 credits) 

Five additional courses (15 credits) should be chosen from the fol- 
lowing list, with no more than two courses (6 credits) in any one 
department. 

Anthropology 

ANTH 208 Human Evolution and Prehistory (3) 
ANTH 381 Archaeological Methods and Theory (3) 



Art History 

ARTH 301 
ARTH 306 

English 
ENGL 243 
ENGL 341 
ENGL 343 
ENGL 351 



Origins of Western Art (3) 
Classical Art and Archaeology (3) 



Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) 
History and literature of the Old Testament (3) 
Myth and Literature (3) 
Historical Linguistics (3) 



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Geography 
GEOG 109 
GEOG 357 

History 

HIST 275 
HIST 301 
HIST 303 
HIST 304 
HIST 305 

Latin 

LATN 201-202 Latin Intermediate I/Il (3,3) 

LATN 301-302 Advanced Readings in Latin I/II (3,3) 



Introduction to Human Geography (3) 
Cultural Geography (3) 



History of Ancient Israel (3) 

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations (3) 

Alexander the Great and His Successors (3) 

Ancient Greek Civilization (3) 

Roman Civilization (3) 



Philosophy 
RLST 206 
PHIL 221 
PHIL 322 
RLST 355 
PHIL 470 

Theatre 

THEA211 



Judaism, Christianirj' and Islam (3) 
Ancient Greek Philosophy (3) 
Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy (3) 
Introduction to the New Testament (3) 
Plato (3) 



History of Theatre and Drama to 1600 (3) 



COMPARATIVE ETHNIC STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Lena Ampadu (English), Evelyn Avery 
(English, Coordinator), Elizabeth Clifford (Sociology, 

Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Johti Gissendanner (English), 
Barbara Leons (Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), 
Frances Rothstein (Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal 
Justice) 



ENGL 476 Topics in Multiethnic Literature (3)* 

ENGL 477 Topics in Black-American Literature (3) 

GEOG 385 Population and Settlement (3) 

HIST 277 A Survey of Jewish History (3) 

HIST 375 The City in American History (3) 

HIST 378 Immigrants and Immigration in the United States (3) 

HIST 379 History of Native Americans; The East (3) 

HIST 380 History of Native Americans: The West (3) 

HIST 381 African-American History to the Mid-19th Century (3) 

HIST 382 African-American History from the Mid 19th Century (3) 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

SOCI 241 Blacks in America: Myths and Reality (3) 

SOCI 370-379 Topics in Sociology (3) 

(The American Jewish Community, when offered) 

*Topics in Multiethnic Literature (ENGL 476) may be taken 
only once for the minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies. 

IRISH STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Evelyn Avery (English), Thomas Casciero 
(Theatre Arts), John Connolly (English), James Coughlin 
(Mathematics), James DiLisio (Geography and Environmental 
Planning, Coordinator), K Edgington (English), Clarinda 
Harriss (English), Michael Keating (English), James Paulsen 
(Art), Joseph Rudolph (Political Science), Timothy Sullivan 
(Economics) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 26, 410-704-2971 
Fax: 410-704-4702 
E-mail: jdilisio@towson.edu 



OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 219D, 410-704-2865 

The Program 

More than 100 years ago Walt Whitman described America as a 
"nation of nations." Today, the United States remains a nation of 
many peoples who have blended their Old World traditions with 
their New World experiences. Ethnic diversity is especially evident 
in Baltimore where Black, Greek, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Jewish, 
Polish, Ukrainian, and American Indian individuals and others 
retain distinctive identities and contribute to the vitality of the 
nation. The minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies is designed for 
students who wish to have a broader and deeper understanding of 
the variety of peoples who comprise American culture. It is a mean- 
ingful complement to any major. The minor offers an interdiscipli- 
nary approach and exposure to different cultures in America. 

Minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies 

The minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies consists of 18 credit 
hours of required and elective courses. Each course must be com- 
pleted with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

Required Courses (6 credits) 

ENGL 235 Ethnic-American Literature (3) 
SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

Electives (12 credits) 

No more than one course may be at the 200 level. No more than 

two courses may be taken in any one discipline. 

ANTH 365 North American Indians (3) 

ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 

ECON 333 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (3) 

ECON 351 Urban Economics (3) 

ENGL 233 Survey of African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 234 Major Writers in African-American Literature (3) 

ENGL 236 American Indian Literature 1772-Present (3) 

ENGL 239 19th and 20th Century Jewish Literature (3) 



The Program 

The Irish Studies minor draws on the resources of several different 
departments in various colleges of the university. The minor is 
designed for students whose intellectual interest is focused on 
another discipline, but who would like to enhance their knowledge 
of Irish culture under the scholarly guidance of faculty members 
in an organized program. The program offers an interdisciplinary 
approach to the study of the Irish experience by way of various 
viewpoints and methodologies. The Irish Studies minor comple- 
ments major academic programs of study such as art, English, eco- 
nomics, geography, history, political science and theatre. This pro- 
gram provides an option for any student in the university inter- 
ested in Irish culture. 

The Irish Studies minor is constantly subject to revision and 
expansion as a result of regular evaluation and review by an advi- 
sory committee representing participating departments. New 
courses, special topics, Minimester courses, directed research and 
travel study may be accepted for this minor with the approval of 
the advisory committee. Credits toward the minor may also be 
earned as part of a study abroad program in Ireland with the 
approval of the Irish Studies Advisory Committee prior to the expe- 
rience. Application for study abroad must be made through the 
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Minor in Irish Studies 

A minimum of 21 credits is required for the Irish Studies minor. 

Required Courses (6 credits) 

HIST 201 A Survey of Irish History (3) 

ENGL 229 Modern Irish Literature (3) 

Electives (15 credits, 9 upper-level) 

No more than two courses may be taken in any one discipline without 
permission. 



Art 

ART 311 
ART 339 

ART 407 
ARTH 495 

Economics 
ECON 470 

ECON 495 

English 

ENGL 235 
ENGL 476 
ENGL41M 

Geography 
GEOG 448 
GEOG451 
GEOG 494 
GEOG 495 
GEOG 496 

Historv 
HIST 496 
HIST 497 



Wood: Concept and Process (3) 
Metal: Concept and Process (3) 
Ceramics: Clay Sculpture (3) 
Independent Study in Art History 



Topics in Economics: Irish and British Economic 
Development (3) 
Independent Study (1-3) 



Ethnic- American Literature (3) 

Topics in Multiethnic American Literature (3) 

The Anglo-Irish Revival (3) 



Conflict in Ireland (3) 
Geography of Europe (3) 
Travel and Study in Ireland (3-6) 
Directed Readings in Geography (3) 
Independent Study in Geography (1-6) 



Directed Individual Research (2-4) 
Directed Reading (2-4) 



Irish Studies 

IRST 465-467 Topics in Irish Studies (3) 

Political Science 

POSC 470 Ethnic Conflict and Public Policy (3) 



Theatre Arts 
THEA 271 



Special Topics: Modern Irish Theater (3) 



In all electives to be used in the Irish Studies minor, the student's 
research paper, directed readings, or major project must be related 
to Ireland and the Irish culture. Other courses related to Irish 
Studies may be elected with the permission of the Irish Studies 
advisers. 

JEWISH STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Evelyn Avery (English, Coordinator), Rose 
Ann Christian {Philosophy and Religions Studies), Howard 
Kaplon (Mathematics), Allaire Stallsmith (History), Louise 
Supnick (Reading, Special Education and Instructional 
Technology), Mark Whitman (History) 



The Jewish Studies minor also provides students with not onlv a 
link to the past, but with a connection to the present and future. 
The minor also focuses on Jewish culture, education, politics, val- 
ues and way of life, and how the Jewish community interacts with 
society as a whole. Although not as comprehensive as a concentra- 
tion, the minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the Jewish 
experience, set in the wider context of ancient and modern society. 
Knowledge of Judaism is essential to understanding Christianit)' 
and Islam, so a minor in Jewish Studies will appeal to those from 
different religious backgrounds. 

A minor in Jewish studies can provide students with many 
opportunities, including departmental internships and work in 
communal service or education. Students with a minor in Jewish 
Studies have gone on to pursue careers in education, social work, 
journalism, fund-raising, and counseling, as well as in Jewish 
organizations. 

Students from throughout the university are welcome to under- 
take the minor, despite its course concentration in the College of 
Liberal Arts. 

The Jewish Studies minor will be subject to revision and expan- 
sion in the future, as courses are evaluated by a permanent advisory 
committee which will monitor the program. New courses, special 
topics, or Minimester courses may be accepted for the minor, or 
counted toward it, with the approval of the advisory committee. 

Minor in Jewish Studies 

A minimum of 21 hours is required for the minor in Jewish Studies. 

Required Courses (6 credits) 

HIST 277 A Survey of Jewish History (3) 

ENGL 239 19th- and 20th-century Jewish Literature (3) 

or 
ENGL 249 Honors 19th- and 20th-century Jewish Literature (3) 

Electives (15 credits, 12 upper level) 

No more than two courses may be taken in any discipline. 



English 
ENGL 235 
ENGL 253 
ENGL 341 
ENGL 476 



Histon' 
HIST 275 
HIST 484 

Philosophy 
PHIL 105 
PHIL 206 
PHIL 353 
PHIL 357 



Ethnic-.'Xmerican Literature (3) 

The Bible and Literature (3) 

History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 

Topics in Multiethnic Literature (3) (when topic includes 

Jewish literature) 



Ancient Israel (3) 

Topics in History (when applicable to Jewish Studies) (3) 



Introduction to the Study of Religion (3) 
Judaism, Christianity and Islam (3) 
Philosophy of Religion (3) 
Comparative Religions (3) 



Sociology-Anthropology 
ANTH 367 Peoples of the .Middle East (3) 
SOCI 343 Minority Groups (3) 

SOCI 370-379 Topics in Sociology (3) (The .\merican Jewish 
Community, when offered) 



OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 219D, 410-704-2865 

Fax:410-704-3999 

The Program 

Drawing on the resources of six different departments, the Jewish 
Studies minor is designed for students whose vocational and/or 
intellectual interest centers on another discipline, but who would 
also like to deepen their knowledge of Jewish history, literature and 
religion in an organized, directed manner. 



Hebrew 

HEBR 101-102 Elements of Hebrew I, II (3, 3) 

Other courses related to Jewish Studies may be elected with the per- 
mission of the Jewish Studies advisers. 



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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES TRACK/MINOR 

Advisory Committee: David Dent {Political Science), Colleen 
Ebacher [Modern Languages), Kenneth Haddock {Geography 
and Environmental PLjn?iing), Barbara Leons {Sociology, 
Anthropology and Crimmal Justice), Jose Lopez-Gonzalez 
{Philosophy and Religious Studies), Cristina Magaldi {Music), 
Ronn Pineo {History, Coordinator), Lea Ramsdell {Modern 
Languages), Frances Rothstein {Sociology, Anthropology and 
Criminal Justice), Sandra Tatman {Art) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hail lOlE, 410-704-2918 

The Program 

The Latin .American Studies Track within the Interdisciplinary 
Studies major allows smdents to approach the study of Latin 
America as an area from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is an 
appropriate track for those intending to pursue Latin American 
Studies or Spanish at the graduate level, for those anticipating living 
or working in Latin America, or for those wishing to acquire 
expertise in Latin .■Vmerica for a career in government or business. 

The Latin American Studies Committee administers the pro- 
gram. Students should select one of the members of the committee 
as an adviser. 

Training in Latin American studies is an excellent preparation 
for careers in education, business and government. Graduates find 
employment with business such as export/import companies, 
international banks, tour and travel companies, and the interna- 
tional media. Government agencies, such as the State Department 
and the Department of Immigration seek individuals trained in 
Latin American studies. Employment oppommities exist for trans- 
lators, researchers, and in other areas. 

Requirements for the Track 

Students in the Latin American Studies Track complete SPAN 301 
or its equivalent, and a minimum of 36 credit hours. The track 
requires 6 credits in foundations courses, 6 credits in advanced 
study courses, a 6-credit Capstone experience, and 18 credits of 
electives. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits in at least 
three of the following disciplines: anthropology, history, geography, 
political science or Spanish. 

Like all Interdisciplinary Studies majors, students choosing this 
track must complete a total of at least 45 semester hours of upper- 
division course work from the departments of arts and sciences. 

All course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of 
2.00 or higher. 

1. Foundations (6 credits) 

LAST 100* Latin .America: Issues and Approaches (3) (Cornerstone) 

GenEd. LB) 
HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

'LAST 100 may be waived by the coordinator of Latin American Studies if 
the student has already completed the GenEd LB requirement at the time 
the student enters the Latin American Studies Program. The student may 
select any 3-credit elective as a replacement. 

2. Advanced Study (6 credits) 

Select two of the followmg: 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin America (3) 
GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 
POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 



3. Capstone Experience (6 credits) 

LAST 493 Internship in Latin American Smdies (3-6) 

or 
LAST 497 Directed Readings in Latin American Studies (3-6) 

or 
POSC 385 .Model Organization of American States (3) (Available 

only as Independent Smdy) 

or 
Honors Thesis in Latin American Studies Themes (3) 
(Open to honors program students only) 

or 
Smdy Abroad experience in Latin America (see guidelines) 

NOTE: Latin .American Studies students should plan far in advance how 
they intend to fulfill their Capstone requirement. 

4. Electives (18 credits) 

Select an additional 18 credits from the list of approved credits in Latin 
.American Studies below. 



Anthropology 
ANTH 351 ' 
ANTH 353 
ANTH 366 
ANTH 369 
.ANTH 370-379 
.ANTH 470-479 
.ANTH 491 
.ANTH 492 
ANTH 495 
A.NTH 498 
.ANTH 499 
'when concerned 

An History 
.ARTH 338 

Geographv 
GEOG 461 
GEOG 470-4 -^9 
GEOG 494 
GEOG 495 
GEOG 496 



Drugs in the .Americas (3) 
Latinas in the Americas (3) 
South American Indians (3) 

Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3) 
Topics in Anthropology'(3) 
Special Topics in Anthropology* (3) 
Internship I in Anthropology* (3) 
Internship II in .Anthropology* (3) 
Independent Research' (3) 
Honors Readings in Anthropology* (4) 
Honors Thesis in .Anthropology* (4) 
with Latin America 



Latin American .Art: 1800 to Present (3) 



Geography of Latin America (3) 
Topics in Geography* (3) 
Travel and Study* (3-6) 
Directed Readings in Geography* (3) 
Directed Smdy in Geography* (1-6) 



'when concerned with Latin America 

History 

HIST 121 Latin .America: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 307 The Andean Republics (3) 

HIST 321 History of .VIe.xico: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 322 History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

HIST 484 Historical Themes* (3) 

HIST 497 Directed Reading* (1-4) 

HIST 493 Internship* (3-6) 

HIST 498 Honors Direaed Reading* (2-4) 

HIST 499 Honors Thesis' (4-8) 

'when concerned with Latin America 

International Smdies 

INST 494 Internarional Smdies Abroad* (3) 

INST 496 International Smdies Research* (3) 

'when concerned with Latin America 

Latin American Studies 

L.AST 484 Special Topics in Latin American Smdies (3) 

L.AST 491-492 Directed Reading in Latin American Smdies (3) 
LAST 497 Internship in Latin American Studies (3-6) 

Music Applied 

.MUSA 170, 370 World .Music Ensemble»{l) 
'when concerned with Latin America 



Music 

.MUSC 1 10 Honors Introduction to World Music* (3) 

MUSC 471 Special Topics in .Music* (3) 

'when concerned with Latin America 



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Philosophy 
PHIL 328 

PoUtical Science 
POSC 351 
POSC 355 
POSC 385 

POSC 437 



Latin American Philosophy (3) 



Government and Pohtics of Latin America (3) 
Latin American Pohcy of the U.S. (3) 
Model Organization of American States (3) 
(Available only as Independent Study) 
Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3) 



POSC 470-479 Special Topics in Political Science* (3) 

POSC 490 Independent Study* (1-3) 

POSC 491 Seminar: Contemporarv U.S. Foreign Policy' 

POSC 493 Internship* (3-9) 

POSC 498 Directed Readings in Political Science* (1-3) 

POSC 499 Honors Thesis* (3) 

*when concerned with Latin America 



Spanish 

SPAN 302 
SPAN 312 



Composition and Conversation II (3) 

Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 

SPAN 439 Literary Movements in Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 444 20th-century Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture** (3) 

SPAN 470 Special Topics* (3) 

SPAN 491 Directed Readings in Spanish Literature* (1-3) 

SPAN 492 Directed Readings in Spanish* (1-3) 

SPAN 494 Travel Study Abroad* (3-16) 

SPAN 495 Internship for Proficiency in Spanish* (3) 

SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish* (3) 

*when concerned with Spanish-American topics 

**when concerned with Latin America 

Minor in Latin American Studies 

The minor in Latin American Studies requires SPAN 301 or its 
equivalent, and a minimum of 21 credit hours. Students complete 
6 credits in foundations courses, 3 credits in advanced study courses, 
a 3-credit Capstone experience, and 9 credits of electives. Courses 
must be selected from at least three of the following disciplines: 
anthropology, history, geography, political science or Spanish. All 
course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or 
higher. 

1. Foundations (6 credits) 

LAST 100 Latin America: Issues and Approaches* (Cornerstone) 

(GenEd LB) 
HIST 122 Introduction to Modern Latin America (3) 

'LAST 100 may he waived hy the coordinator of Latin American Studies if 
the student has already completed the GenEd LB requirement at the time 
the student enters the Latin American Studies Program. The student may 
select any 3-credit elective as a replacement. 

2. Advanced Study (3 credits) 

Select one of the following: 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin America (3) 
GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 
POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 



3. Capstone Experience (3 credits) 

Select one of the followmg: 

LAST 493 Internship in Latin American Studies (3) 

or 
LAST 497 Directed Readings in Latin American Studies (3) 

or 
POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3) (Available 

only as Independent Study) 

or 
Honors Thesis in Latin American Studies Themes (3) 
(Open to honors program students only) 

or 
Study Abroad experience in Latin America (see guidelines) 

NOTE: Latin American Studies students should plan far in advance how 
they intend to fulfill their Capstone requirement. 

4. Electives (9 credits) 

Select an additional 9 credits from the list of approved courses in 
Latin American Studies. 

Suggested Majors to Combine with Latin American 
Studies Minor 

The minor in Latin American Studies provides an excellent com- 
plement to the following majors: Anthropology, Business 
Administration, International Business, International Studies, 
History, Political Science and Spanish. See the coordinator of Latin 
American Studies for details. 

Guidelines for Study Abroad 

Students may attend any Latin American Study Abroad program 
approved by the Towson University Study Abroad Office. Students 
studying abroad earn credits toward fulfilling the Towson 
University Latin American Studies-related disciplines (for Spanish 
grammar, composition, and conversation courses, only Spanish 
301, Spanish 302, Spanish 331 or their equivalents may be counted), 
and are subject to the approval of the Latin American Studies coor- 
dinator. Credits earned abroad may not be counted more than once 
toward fulfilling any Latin American Studies Program requirement. 
Travel-study courses to Latin America may also count toward 
the Study Abroad Option of the Latin American Studies Capstone 
Experience requirement, subject to the approval of the Latin 
American Studies coordinator. 

LESBIAN AND GAY STUDIES MINOR 

Advisory Committee: David Bergman (English), K Edgington 
(English), M. Paz Galupo (Psychology. Coordinator), Cindy 
Gissendanner (History), Joan Rabin (Psychology), Steve Satta 
(Theatre Arts), Deborah Shaller (Writing Lab/Engltsh), John 
Tinkler (English) 

OFFICE 

Psychology Building 403, 410-704-3068 

The Program 

The Lesbian and Gay Studies minor addresses issues of sexual ori- 
entation from interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives. The 
growing public visibility and awareness of diverse sexualities and 
their cultural and political ramifications for individuals, social 
institutions and communities are evident in increased media cover- 
age of political activism and debate related to issues of sexual ori- 
entation. Lesbian and Gay Studies is a response to these forces in 
the contemporary world but also represents a growing field of 
scholarship which is in the forefront of developing theoretical and 
methodological innovations in interdisciplinary studies. The 
Lesbian and Gay Studies minor aims to give students the critical 



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skills to analyze a wide range of issues, including the historical evo- 
lution of sexual identities in different cultural settings, the relation- 
ship between gender systems and sexual orientation, the develop- 
ment of lesbian and gay cultural institutions, institutionalized 
forms of heterosexism and homophobia, conflict within and 
between lesbian and gay communities, and the social and political 
mobilization of lesbian and gay peoples and their allies in efforts to 
eliminate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. 

Educational Objectives 

l.To familiarize students with major concepts, theories, substan- 
tive findings and works of fiction and nonfiction in the field of 
Lesbian and Gay Studies. 

2. To make students aware of the diversity of the attitudes toward 
and the experiences of gay men and lesbians in different cultures 
and historical periods. 

3. To examine institutionalized homophobia and heterosexism and 
their impact on the political, social and economic status of les- 
bians and gay men. 

4. To investigate the relationships between prevailing gender norms 
and systems and the social construction of sexualities and the 
cultural images associated with them. 

5. To examine differences within and between gay and lesbian com- 
munities along lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity, age and 
region and the social and political ramifications of such differ- 
ences for those communities. 

6. To understand the wide range of political strategies used by les- 
bians and gay men in the past and the present in their struggles 
against oppression. 

7. To trace the historical evolution of sexual identities and the roles 
of lesbians and gay men in reshaping them. 

Required Course (3 credits) 

LGST 101 Introduction to Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) 

Electives (15 credits) 

Five of the following: 

HIST 361 Gays and Lesbians in U.S. History (3) 

ENGL 376 Themes in Literature: Gay Themes in American 

Literature (3) 
PSYC 447 Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives (3) 

PSYC 457 Gender Identity in Transition (3) 

PSYC 449 Psychology of Lesbian Culture (3) 

WMST 338 Women and Sexuality (3) 
EDUC 201 The Parenting Process (3) 
CLST 303 Identity and Culture (3) 

IDIS 495 Internship in Interdisciplinary Studies 

Relevant Topics Courses, Directed Readings, and Directed Individual 
Research approved by the Advisory Committee. 

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES 
TRACK/MINOR 

Advisory Committee: Ralph Blasting {Theatre Arts), John 
McLucas {Modern Languages), Florence Newman {English, 
Coordinator), John Tinkler {English) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 201H, 410-704-5199 

The Program 

By electing the track in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, majors 
in Interdisciplinary Studies have the opportunity for comprehensive 
interdisciplinary study of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. A 
degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies can lead to fulfilling 
careers in such areas as teaching, museum work, archival research 
and freelance writing, as well as to interdisciplinary graduate stud- 
ies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. As a second major, this 
track provides a special perspective on almost any other field of 



study. Students in this field have unique opportunities to study the 
Medieval and Renaissance collections at Baltimore's Walters Art 
Museum, Washington's Folger Library, the National Gallery of Art 
and Dumbarton Oaks. 

Honors Program 

Students interested in earning honors in Medieval and Renaissance 
Studies should see their adviser in the program. 

Requirements for the Track 

Like all Interdisciplinary Studies majors, students choosing this 
track must take at least 45 semester hours of upper-division course 
work from the departments of arts and sciences. Of these, at least 
36 hours shall consist of course work in subjects related to the 
Middle Ages and the Renaissance. 

Eighteen of the 36 hours shall be distributed as follows: 6 hours 
in English, 6 hours in history, and 6 hours from two of the follow- 
ing disciplines: art, Latin, modern languages, music, philosophy 
and religious studies, and theatre arts. 

Students must take MDST 491 Directed Study, the senior cap- 
stone course, for another 3 hours of upper-division credit. 

The remaining 15 hours may be distributed according to the stu- 
dent's choice, except that no more than 21 hours of the total 36 
hours may come from a single department. 

Directed readings, research methods, independent study, honors 
thesis or Minimester courses in Medieval and Renaissance topics, 
when approved by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies 
Committee, may be undertaken within the requirements of the 
departments that offer them and with the approval of the teaching 
faculty member. Instruction in Latin is available through the 
Department of Modern Languages at the elementary, intermediate 
and advanced levels. 

Approved Courses 

The upper-division courses listed below are applicable to the 
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Track. An asterisk marks those 
courses whose subject matter changes from semester to semester 
and which are not always applicable to the Medieval and 
Renaissance Studies Track. Before preregistration, the committee 
will make available a list showing which courses with asterisks are 
available to Medieval and Renaissance Studies for that semester. 
The subject matter of some of these courses can be arranged 
according to students' individual interests. Students wishing to use 
such courses toward their Medieval and Renaissance Studies Track 
should consult with their advisers in the program and with the 
course instructor during the semester before they intend to take the 
course. 

Art History 

ARTH 307 Medieval Art (3) 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 485 *Seminar in Art History (3) 

English 

ENGL 321 Medieval British Literature (3) 

ENGL 322 British Medieval and Renaissance Drama (3) 

ENGL 323 British Renaissance Literature (3) 

ENGL 324 British Literature of the Later Renaissance (3) 

ENGL 425 Chaucer (3) 

ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedy (3) 

ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedy (3) 

ENGL 429 Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3) 

ENGL 451 History of the English Language (3) 

ENGL 471 'Topics in World Literature (3) 

ENGL 472 'Topics in British Literature (3) 

ENGL 485 'Seminar in Literary Studies I (3)\ 

ENGL 486 'Seminar in Literary Studies II (3) 

ENGL 490 'Directed Studies in English (2-4) 

ENGL 494 'Travel Study (3-6) 



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Geography 
GEOG451 

History 

HIST 303 
HIST 304 
HIST 305 
HIST 334 
HIST 335 
HIST 401 
HIST 402 
HIST 403 
HIST 404 
HIST 496 
HIST 486 
HIST 483 
HIST 484 
HIST 494 
HIST 487 
HIST 497 
HIST 499 



Latin 



LATN 301- 
302 



Geography of Europe (3) 



Alexander the Great and His Successors (3) 

Ancient Greek Civihzation (3) 

Roman Civihzation (3) 

Tudor England (3) 

Stuart England (3) 

The Earlv Middle Ages: 300-1050 (3) 

The High Middle Ages: 1050-1350 (3) 

The Renaissance Era: 1300-1500 (3) 

The Reformation: 1500-1648 (3) 

'Directed Individual Research (2-4) 

'Histon,- Seminar (3) 

'Biographical Studies in Histor)' (3) 

'Historical Themes (3) 

'Travel and Study (3-6) 

'Colloquium (3) 

'Directed Reading (2-4) 

'Honors Thesis (4-8) 



Advanced Latin Readings (3, 3) 



Medieval and Renaissance Studies 
MOST 491 Directed Study (1-3) 

Modem Languages 

FREN 320 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 470 'Special Topics in French (3) 

FREN 491 'Directed Readings in French Literature (1-3) 

GERM 491,492' Directed Readings in German (1-3) 

ITAL 321 Survey of Italian Literature 1(3) 

SPAN 321 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) 

SPAN 491,492 'Directed Readings in Spanish Literature (1-3) 



Music 

MUSC 301 
MUSC 402 



History of Music 1(3) 

Music of the Baroque Period (3) 



Philosophy and Religious Studies 

PHIL 322 Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 440-449 'Philosophical Svstems (3) 

PHIL 470-479 'Philosophical Problems (3) 

HIL 495 'Research Tutorial in Philosophy (3) 

Recommended Courses 

This list contains lower-division courses whose content is largely in 
the Medieval and Renaissance areas or their backgrounds; and 
lower- and upper-division courses whose methodologies are valu- 
able to students of the Middle Ages or the Renaissance. The upper- 
division courses can be counted toward students" 45 semester hours 
in the Interdisciplinary Studies major. An asterisk marks courses 
that serve as prerequisites for approved upper-division courses. 



Art History 

ARTH 105 
ARTH 221 
ARTH 222 

English 

ENGL 221 
ENGL 240 
ENGL 243 
ENGL 341 
ENGL 342 
ENGL 343 

History 

HIST 101 
HIST 102 

HIST 275 



Art in the Culture (3) 
'Survey of Western Art I (3) 
'Survey of Western Art II (3) 



British Literature to 1798 (3) 
Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 
Introduction to Classical Mythology (3) 
History and Literature of the Old Testament (3) 
Folklore and Literature (3) 
Myth and Literature (3) 



'Introduction to Ancient Civilization (3) 

'Histor)' of European Civilization through the 17th 

Century (3) 

History of Ancient Israel (3) 



Language 

L.ATN 101- Latin Elements \, II (3, 3) 

102 
LATN 201- Latin Intermediate 1, II (3, 3) 

202 

Philosophy and Religious Studies 

PHIL 221 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 355 Interpretation of the Bible: New Testament (3) 

Sociology and Anthropology 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) 
ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 



Theatre Ans 

THEA211 
THE A 212 
HEA241 



Histon,- of Theatre and Drama I (3) 
History of Theatre and Drama II (3) 
Costume Dress and Society: Egv'ptian to Elizabethan (3) 



Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 

The minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is designed for stu- 
dents whose major interest is in a single discipline (English, histo- 
ry, theatre) but who would also like to develop a specialization in 
the Medieval and Renaissance periods. The minor is also a good 
choice for students who are interested in the track but who are not 
sure thev intend to pursue postgraduate work or education in this 
field. 

The minor consists of 21 hours of course work distributed as fol- 
lows: 

1. Six hours divided as follows: 
ENGL 221 British Literature to 1798 (3) 

or 
ENGL 240 Classics of the Western Heritage (3) 
HIST 102 History of European Civilization through the 

17th Centurv- (3) 

2. Six hours of approved upper-division courses (i.e., those 
approved for the major as listed above), three hours in English 
and three hours in history. 

3. Three hoiu:s of approved upper-division courses in art, Latin, 
modern languages, music, philosophy, or theatre arts. 

4. Six hours of approved upper-division courses, distributed 
according to students' choices, with the guidance of their adviser. 

PRELAW 

Coordinator: Jack Fruchtman {Politicjl Science) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hal! 118B, 410-704-3350 

The Program 

Students contemplating law school after graduation should make 
an appointment with the universir\-'s Prelaw- adviser. Dr. Jack 
Fruchtman. He can provide prospective students with a copy of the 
Towson Prelaw Handbook, introduce them to the Prelaw Society, 
and offer advice concerning courses of study, preparation for the 
Law School Admission Test and other matters pertaining to what 
students need for their application to law school. In general, stu- 
dents should concentrate on improving their reading, writing and 
speaking skills. 



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Dual Law Program 

Towson University offers to qualified students the opportunity to 
apply to the early admission program at the University of Baltimore 
School of Law. Admission is not automatic but is contingent upon 
acceptance by the University of Baltimore Law School (including 
review of LSAT scores). Transfer to the UB law program can only 
take place at the end of a spring semester. To qualify for entrance 
to the dual-degree program, students must fulfill the first three of 
the standards listed below; to qualif)' for graduation from Towson 
University, they must also fulfill the fourth standard listed: 

1. Completion of at least 91 credits at TO with at least a 3.00 QPA. 

2. Completion of ail TO General Education requirements. 

3. Completion of a major at TO with at least a 3.25 QPA in the 
major. No specific areas of study or disciplines are required for 
this program; accordingly, students may choose majors in which 
they are most interested. 

4. Successful completion of 29 credits at the University of Baltimore 
School of Law, and of all other TO graduation requirements as 
listed in the catalog under the heading Degree Requirements. 

Subsequent completion of all requirements at the University of 
Baltimore Law School is necessary in order to earn the J.D. degree 
from the University of Baltimore. Students interested in this pro- 
gram should contact the TO Prelaw adviser, Dr. Jack Fruchtman, in 
the Department of Political Science. 



International Studies Program 

Director: Alison McCartney {Political Science) 
Affiliated Faculty: Kangoh Lee {Economics), George McCool 
{Modern Languages), Wayne McKim {Geography), Michael 
O'Pecko {European Studies), Steven Phillips (Asian Studies), 
Ronn Pineo (History), Doug Ross {Management), Fran 
Rothstein {Anthropology) 
Ex-officio: Glenda Henkel {Career Center), Dean Esslinger 
{Academic Affairs) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 118L, 410-704-2958 
Fax: 410-704-2960 
E-mail: inst@towson.edu 

THE PROGRAM 

The International Studies Program provides a rigorous interdisci- 
plinary curriculum in international affairs that is designed to 
appeal to students interested in addressing international problems 
and issues through careers in public service, education, business, 
and nonprofit enterprises. The program also provides excellent 
preparation for students wishing to pursue graduate education in 
international studies, law, or international business. The program 
aims to achieve a global perspective through an interdisciplinary 
network of courses and experience that will lead to a Bachelor of 
Arts degree in International Studies. The program is administered 
by a committee of faculty members from the various departments 
and colleges from which the courses are taken. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL 
STUDIES 

All students must complete 48 credits (16 courses) in International 
Studies to complete the major. Students must complete the core 
curriculum described below (27 credits) and one of five tracks of 
courses (21 credits). The five tracks are the General Track, 
International Development Track, Asia Track, Europe Track, and 
Latin America Track. The purpose of the tracks is to provide stu- 
dents an opportunity to apply what they learned in the core cur- 
riculum to an issue or region of their choice. All 16 courses must 
be completed with a grade of 2.00 or higher. It is recommended 
that students complete the foundation courses in the core curricu- 
lum before proceeding to the rest of the curriculum. 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Students must achieve a level of proficiency equivalent to four 
semesters of college-level language training in a modern foreign 
language that is offered by or can be tested by the Department of 
Modern Languages. The language selected may depend upon the 
International Studies track the student chooses. For example, stu- 
dents in the Latin America Track must achieve proficiency in 
Spanish. Students can fulfill the language requirement for the 
International Studies major through any of the procedures outlined 
in the Meeting B.A. Requirements section of the Department of 
Modern Languages entry in this catalog. Lower-division courses 
taken in a modern language do not count toward the 48 credits 
needed to complete the International Studies major. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CORE COURSES 

The courses meet General Education requirements as noted. 
Courses used to fulfill a requirement in the core cannot also be used 
to fulfill a requirement in a track. 



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Foundation Courses (15 credits) 

All of the following: 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) (GenEd II.D) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) (GenEd II.C.2) 

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (GenEd U.D) 

HIST 151 The World since 1945 (3) (GenEd II.D) 

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) (GenEd II.D) 

Economics and Management (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 

ECON 323 Comparative Economic Systems (3)(GenEd I.D) 

ECON 325 Economic Development (3)(GenEd I.D) 

ECON 421 International Economics (3) 

MNGT 355 International Business (3) 

Geography and History (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

GEOG 381 Political Geography (3) 

GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3) 

HIST 150 Europe and the Non-European World (3) 

(GenEd II.D.2) 
HIST 103 European Civilization since the 17th Century (3) 

(GenEd II.C.l) 
HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

HIST 370 Diplomatic History of the United States since 1900 (3) 

Political Science (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

POSC 303 Theory of International Relations (3) 

POSC 337 Comparative Governments of Foreign Powers (3) 

POSC 339 Comparative Political Systems (3) 

POSC 428 Political Theory II (3) 

Research and Practicum (3 credits) 

One of the following: 

Any 3-credit course in an approved study abroad program 

or 
ANTH 491 Internship in Anthropology* (3) 
ANTH 37x Ethnographic Field Methods (3) 
ECON 205 Statistics for Business and Economics (3) 
ECON 497 Internship in Economics* (1-3) 
FREN 497 Internship in French* (3) 

GEOG 491 Internship in Geography* (1-6) 
GERM 497 Internship in German* (3) 
HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Study (3) (GenEd I.D) 

HIST 493 Internship in History* (3-6) 

INST 493 Internship in International Studies* (3) 

LAST 493 Internship in Latin American Studies* (3) 

POSC 461 Research Methods in Political Behavior (3) 

POSC 493 Internship m Political Science' (3-9) 

SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish* (3) 

or 
An Honors Thesis if the topic is approved by the director of International 
Studies 

• Internships must be taken for 3 credits and must be in work related to 
international studies and must be approved by the student's academic 
adviser or the director of International Studies. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES TRACKS (21 credits) 

The tracks are intended to provide students with flexibility in 
designing a curriculum in international studies that addresses their 
interests while maintaining academic rigor and focus. Students 
must complete the course requirements listed for one of the fol- 
lowing tracks. 

GENERAL TRACK (21 upper-division credits) 

The General Track is intended to give students a flexible approach 
to developing their skills and knowledge in international studies. 
Students may choose to focus their courses on a particular disci- 
pline (such as economics or geography), or to focus their courses on 
a particular topic (such as international development), or to select 



a broad range of courses that provides them with a general under- 
standing of international affairs. The student's academic adviser 
must approve the entire track. 

To complete the General Track, students must take at least 21 
credits (seven courses) from the courses listed below. Courses must 
be taken in at least three different departments. No more than two 
lower-division courses (6 credits) may be counted toward the 
General Track. Other courses, not listed below, that are relevant to 
international studies (such as Special Topics courses or Directed 
Readings courses) may be accepted with the approval of the stu- 
dent's academic adviser. Courses cannot be counted in both the 
International Studies core and the General Track. 

Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in a 
foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages. Language credits through the 
202 level do not count toward the 21 credits needed for the track 
or the 48 credits needed for the International Studies major. 

Approved Courses for the General Track in 
International Studies 



Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 

Wealth, Power and Politics in Cross-Cultural Perspective 

(3) 

Drugs in the Americas (3) 

Latinas in the Americas (3) 

Peoples of the Middle East (3) 

Development and Industrialization of Cross-Cultural 

Perspective (3) 

Tradition and Revolution in Latin America (3) 

Peasant Cultures (3) 

Special Topics in Anthropology * (1-3) 



ANTH 321 


ANTH 346 


ANTH 351 


ANTH 353 


ANTH 367 


ANTH 368 


ANTH 369 


ANTH 388 


ANTH47X 


Art History 

ARTH 331 


ARTH 333 


Chinese 


CHNS 301 


Economics 


ECON 305 


ECON 321 


ECON 323 


ECON 325 


ECON 421 


ECON 423 


ECON 47x 


English 
ENGL 345 


ENGL 347 


ENGL 439 


ENGL 441 


ENGL 442 


ENGL 471 


Finance 


FIN 435 


French 


FREN 301 


FREN 328 


FREN 329 


FREN 331 


FREN 441 


Geography 
GEOG 381 


GEOG 385 


GEOG 427 


GEOG 431 


GEOG 443 


GEOG 445 



The Art of China (3) 
The Art of Japan (3) 



Chinese Composition and Conversation I (3) 



Survey of International Economics (3) 

History of Economic Thought (3) 

Comparative Economic Systems (3) 

Economic Development (3) 

International Economics (3) 

International Monetary Theory and Policy (3) 

Topics in Economics * (3) 



Perspectives in World Drama (3) 
World Literature Written in English (3) 
Modern World Poetry (3) 
Modern Fiction to World War II (3) 
Modern Fiction since World War II (3) 
Topics in World Literature * (3) 



International Finance (3) 



French Composition and Conversation I (3) 
20th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 
Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 
French for Business (3) 
French Literature of the 20th Century (3) 



Political Geography (3) 

Population Geography (3) 

The Global Economy (3) 

Geography of Africa (3) 

Geography of East Asia (3) 

Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 



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GEOG 447 
GEOG 448 
GEOG 451 
GEOG 453 
GEOG 461 

German 
GERM 301 
GERM 311 
GERM 321 
GERM 331 
GERM 341 
GERM 441 
GERM 44: 

Historv 

HIST 307 
HIST 312 
HIST 313 
HIST 315 
HIST 316 
HIST 318 
HIST 319 
HIST 320 
HIST 322 
HIST 324 
HIST 328 
HIST 329 
HIST 331 
HIST 332 
HIST 370 
HIST 384 
HIST 391 
HIST 406 
HIST 415 
HIST 421 
HIST 441 
HIST 452 
HIST 477 
HIST 478 
HIST 479 

Italian 

ITAL 301 

Japanese 
JPNS 301 



Geography of the Middle East (3) 
Conflict in Ireland (3) 
Geography of Europe (3) 
Geography of the Former U.S.S.R. (3) 
Geography of Latin America (3) 



German Composition and Conversation I (3) 

Culture and Civilization (3) 

Survey of German Literature (3) 

German for Business (3| 

Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

Modern German Literature (3) 

German Literature since 1945 (3) 



The Andean Republics (3) 

History of Modern India (3) 

History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 

Imperial China: The Last Dynasty (3) 

Revolutionary China (3) 

History of Modern Korea (3) 

Japan, 1830 to 1930(3) 

Japan, 1930 to Present (3) 

History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

Democratization in Latin America (3) 

History of East Africa from 1820 to Present (3) 

History of South Africa (3) 

.American Military History 1898-1945 (3) 

American Military History since 1945 (3) 

Diplomatic History of the U.S. since 1900 (3) 

Life Histories of African Women (3) 

Historv of Canada (3) 

Europe: 1815-1914 (3) 

Diplomatic History of Europe: 1815-1939 (3) 

Britain in the 20th Centurv (3) 

Germany: 1871-1945 (3)' 

Russia/Soviet Union: 1894-1953 (3) 

Europe in the Third World (3) 

History of Terrorism since Mid-19th Century (3) 

A History of Diplomacy (3) 



Itahan Composition and Conversation I (3) 



Japanese Composition and Conversation I (3) 



Management 

MNGT 375 International Business: Theory and Practice (3) 

MNGT 438 Multinational Management and Strategies (3) 



Marketing 
MKTG 445 



International Marketing (3) 



Philosophy and ReUgion 

PHIL 301 Philosophies of India (3) 

PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3) 

PHIL 327 African Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 357 Topics in Comparative Religion (3) 

Political Science 

POSC 303 Theory of International Politics (3) 

POSC 307 Contemporary International Politics (3) 

POSC 337 Comparative Government of Foreign Powers (3) 

POSC 339 Comparative Political Systems (3) 

POSC 340 Comparative Public Policy (3) 

POSC 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

POSC 355 The Latin American Policy of the U.S. (3) 

POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3) 

POSC 428 Political Theory II (3) 

POSC 432 United States - Russian Relations (3) 

POSC 434 Comparative Foreign Policy (3) 

POSC 437 Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3) 

POSC 441 Contemporary U.S. - European Relations (3) 

POSC 455 International Law and Organization 1 (3) 



POSC 456 International Law and Organization II (3) 

POSC 457 Use of Force in International Law (3) 

POSC 47x Special Topics in Political Science * (3) 

POSC 482 Seminar in Political Science ' (3) 

POSC 491 Seminar in U.S. Foreign Policy (3) 

Sociology 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 

SOCI 333 Political Sociology (3) 

Spanish 

SPAN 301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3) 

SPAN 311 Culture and Civilization of Spanish-Speaking Peoples I (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of Spanish-Speaking Peoples II (3) 

SPAN 321 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) 

SPAN 322 Survey of Spanish Literature II (3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 

SPAN 439 Literary Movements in Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 444 20th-century Spanish-American Literature II (3) 

* Special topics, seminars, and independent study and readings courses 
must be related to international topics to count toward the General Track 
in International Studies. 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK (21 credits) 

The International Development Track is intended to provide stu- 
dents with a thorough understanding of the causes and effects of 
the problems of persistent international underdevelopment. The 
track also provides skills that will prepare students to work in 
international development or to pursue development studies at the 
graduate level. 

Requirements for the International Development Track 

1. To complete the International Development Track, students must 
take at least 21 credits from the courses listed below. Students 
must complete the three required courses. Students must take 
four elective courses covering at least three of the four areas list- 
ed below. Other courses, not listed below, that are relevant to 
international studies (such as special topics courses or directed 
readings courses) may be accepted as elective courses with the 
approval of the student's academic adviser. No more than 3 cred- 
its of lower-division courses may be counted toward the 
International Development Track. Courses cannot be counted in 
both the international studies core and the International 
Development Track. 

2. Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in a 
foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages. Language credits through 
the 202 level do not count toward the 2 1 credits needed for the 
track or the 48 credits needed for the International Studies 
major. 

Required Courses 

ANTH 368 Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3) 
ECON 325 Economic Development (if ECON 325 is counted in the 
International Studies core, an additional course must be 
taken from the electives below for the International 
Development Track) 
GEOG 359 Economic Geography (3) 

Electives 

Four courses selected from at least three of the following areas: 

Topical Courses 

ANTH 351 Drugs in the Americas (3) 

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3) 

ANTH 388 Peasant Cultures (3) 

ECON 305 Survey of International Economics (3) 

GEOG 385 Population Geography (3) 

POSC 437 Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3) 

SOCI 329 Demography (3) 



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Regional Courses 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3) 

ANTH 370 Korea and Globalization (3) 

GEOG 431 Geography of Africa (3) 

GEOG443 Geographyof East Asia(3) 

GEOG 445 Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

GEOG 447 Geography of the Middle East (3) 

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

People IP (3) 

Survey of Spanish Literature II* (3) 



Approved Courses for the Asia Track in International Studies 



SPAN 322 

History and 

PHIL 327 
ENGL 336 
GEOG 357 
HIST 121 
HIST 111 
HIST 122 
HIST 307 
HIST 312 
HIST 313 
HIST 316 
HIST 318 
HIST 322 
HIST 328 
HIST 329 
HIST 339 

Institutions 
ECON421 
GEOG 359 
GEOG 427 
HIST 324 
POSC 341 
POSC 351 



Culture 

African Philosophy (3) 

Post-colonial Literature (3) 

Cultural Geography (3) 

Latin America: Colonial Period (3) 

Modern East Asia since the 17th Century (3) 

Latin America: National Period (3) 

The Andean Republics (3) 

History of Modern India (3) 

History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 

Revolutionary China (3) 

Modern Korea (3) 

History of Mexico: National Period (3) 

History of East Africa from 1820 to Present (3) 

History of South Africa (3) 

The Making of the Modern Middle East (3) 



International Economics (3) 

Economic Geography (3) 

The Global Economy (3) 

Democratization in Latin America (3) 

African Government and Politics (3) 

The Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 



* Credit toward the track is only granted for these courses when the topic 
of the course is related to Latin America. 

ASIA TRACK (21 upper-division credits) 

The Asia Track is designed to offer students an interdisciplinary 
program of study in various dimensions of the Asian world. 
Students may plan a course of study that concentrates on a partic- 
ular aspect of Asian civilization or on a particular sub-region of 
Asia. One might, for example, focus on the art and philosophy of 
various Asian peoples or, instead, concentrate on Chinese, Indian 
or Japanese civilizations, studying both the traditional and modern 
society, its physical setting, its political and economic development, 
etc. Students interested in Asia should also see the Asian Studies 
Track offered under the Interdisciplinary Studies major. However, 
students may not pursue both the Asia Track in International 
Studies and the Asian Studies minor offered under the 
Interdisciplinary Studies Program. 

To complete the Asia Track, students must take a total of 21 
credits (seven courses) from the courses in the categories listed 
below. Courses must be taken in at least three different depart- 
ments. No more than two lower-division courses (6 credits) may be 
counted toward the Asia Track. Other courses, not listed below, 
that are relevant to Asia (such as Special Topics courses or Directed 
Readings) may be accepted with the approval of the student's aca- 
demic adviser. Courses may not be counted in both the Asia Track 
and the International Studies core. 

Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in 
Chinese, Japanese or another language that can be tested by the 
Department of Modern Languages if it is appropriate to the stu- 
dent's interests in Asia. Language credits through the 202 level do 
not count toward the 21 credits needed for the track or the 48 credits 
needed for the International Studies major. 



Anthropology 
ANTH 367 

Art History 

ARTH 331 
ARTH 333 

Geography 
GEOG 443 
GEOG 445 
GEOG 447 

History 

HIST 107 
HIST 109 
HIST 311 
HIST 312 
HIST 313 
HIST 315 
HIST 316 
HIST 318 
HIST 319 
HIST 320 

Languages 

CHNS 301 
CHNS 492 
JPNS 301 
JPNS 492 



Peoples of the Middle East (3) 



The Art of China (3) 
The Art of Japan (3) 



Geography of East Asia (3) 

Geography of South and Southeast Asia (3) 

Geography of the Middle East (3) 



Introduction to the History of Islamic Civilization (3) 
Introduction to the Civilization of India (3) 
Traditional India: Its Historical Development (3) 
History of Modern India (3) 
History of Modern Southeast Asia (3) 
Imperial China: The Last Dynasty (3) 
Revolutionary China (3) 
Modern Korea (3) 
Japan, 1830 to 1930(3) 
Japan, 1930 to Present (3) 



Chinese Composition and Conversation I (3) 
Directed Readings in Chinese (3) 
Japanese Composition and Conversation I (3) 
Directed Readings in Japanese (3) 



Philosophy and Religion 

PHIL 205 Women in World Religions (3) 

PHIL 219 Introduction to Asian Philosophy (3) 

PHIL 301 Philosophies of India (3) 

PHIL 302 Philosophies of China and Japan (3) 

PHIL 357 Topics in Comparative Religion (3) 

EUROPE TRACK (21 upper-division credits) 

The Europe Track permits students to apply what they have 
learned in the International Studies curriculum to European issues 
and problems. Students may choose courses that focus their studies 
on a specific issue, such as European integration, or they can 
choose courses that permit them to gain a broader perspective on 
European politics, economics and cultures. The entire track must 
be approved by either the student's academic adviser or the direc- 
tor of the International Studies Program. 

To complete the Europe Track, students must take a total of 21 
credits (seven courses) from the courses listed in the categories 
below. No more than two lower-division courses (6 credits) may 
be counted toward the Europe Track. Other courses, not listed 
below, that are relevant to Europe (such as Special Topics courses 
or Directed Readings) may be accepted with the approval of the 
student's academic adviser. Courses may not be counted in both the 
Europe Track and the International Studies core. Students may not 
pursue both the Europe Track in International Studies and a 
European Studies minor. 

Students must complete through the 202 level or equivalent in 
any modern foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by 
the Department of Modern Languages. Language credits through 
202 do not count toward the 48 credits needed for the 
International Studies major. 

Approved Courses in the Europe Track in 
International Studies 

Fine Arts and English 

One of the following: 

ARTH 309 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ARTH 311 Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture (3) 

ENGL 325 18th-Century British Literature (3) 

ENGL 326 Literature of the British Romantic Period (3) 



International Studies Program 



ENGL 327 The Victorian Age (3) 

ENGL 420 The Development of the British Novel ISth Century (3) 

ENGL 421 The Development of the British Novel 19th Century (3) 

ENGL 422 Development of the British Novel 20th Centur>- (3) 

ENGL 423 Modem British Poetry (3) 

MUSC302 History of Music II (3) 

MUSC402 Music of the Baroque Period (3) 

MUSC 403 Music of the Classical Period (3) 

MUSC 404 xMusic of the Romantic Period (3) 

MUSC 411 Survw of Opera (3) 

Modem Languages 

One of the following: 

FREN 301 French Composition and Conversation 1 (3) 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 328 20th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

GERM 301 German Composition and Conversation I (3) 

GERM 311 German Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 321 Survey of German Literature (3) 

GERM 341 Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

ITAL 301 Italian Composition and Conversation I (3) 

ITAL 321 Sur\ey of Italian Literature 1 (3) 

ITAL 322 Survey of Italian Literature II (3) 

SPAN 301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3) 

SPAN 311 Spanish Culture and Civilization I (3) 

SPAN 321 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) 

Social Sciences and Humanities 

One of the following: 

GEOG451 Geography of Europe (3) 

GEOG 453 Geography of the Former Soviet Union (3) 

HIST 150 Europe and the Non-European World (3) 

HIST 241 Histor.' of European Civilization through the 

17th Centur>' (3) 

HIST 242 Histon' of European Civilization from the 17th Centur)' (3) 

HIST 406 Europe: 1815-1914 (3) 

HIST 415 DiplomaticHistorvof Europe: 1815-1939 (3) 

HIST 416 British History: 1760-1902 (3) 

HIST 420 European Ideas: French Revolution to the Present (3) 

HIST 427 European MihtarvHistorv: 1871-1925 (3) 

HIST 429 European Military History; 1925-1945 (3) 

HIST 431 France: 1763-1871 (3) 

HIST 441 Germany: 1871-1945 (3) 

HIST 477 Europe in the Third World: The Age of High Imperialism (3) 

PHIL 322 Hellenistic and Medieval Philosophy (3) 

POSC 337 Comparative Governments of Foreign Powers (3) 

POSC 432 United States - Russian Relations (3) 

POSC 441 Contemporary U.S. - Western European Relations (3) 

LATIN AMERICA TRACK (21 upper-division credits) 

The Latin America Track permits International Studies majors to 
apply what they learn about international affairs to the problems 
and cultures in Central America, South America and the 
Caribbean. Students can choose courses to focus their studies on 
specific countries or issues or they can choose courses that provide 
a broad overview of international affairs in the region. The entire 
track must be approved by either the student's academic adviser or 
the director of the International Studies Program. Students inter- 
ested in Latin America should also see the Latin American Studies 
Track offered under the Interdisciplinary Studies major. However, 
students may not pursue both the Latin America Track in 
International Studies and a Latin American Studies minor offered 
under the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. 

To complete the Latin America Track in International Studies, 
students must take a total of 21 credits (seven courses) from the 
courses listed in the categories below. No more than two lower- 
division courses (6 credits) may be counted toward the Latin 
America Track. Other courses, not listed below, that are relevant to 
Latin America (such as Special Topics courses or Directed 
Readings) may be accepted with the approval of the student's aca- 
demic adviser. Courses may not be counted in both the Latin 
America Track and the International Studies core. 



Students must complete through Spanish 202 or equivalent. 
Language credits through 202 do not count toward the 48 credits 
needed for the International Studies major or the 21 credits needed 
to complete the Latin America Track. 

Approved Courses for the Latin America Track in 
International Studies 

Introductory Latin America Courses 

Both of the follotnng: 

LAST 100 Latin America: Issues and Approaches* (3) 

(Gen.Ed. LB) 
HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

'LAST 100 may be waived by the director of International Studies if the 
student has already completed his or her GenEd LB requirement at the 
time the student enters the International Studies Program. 

Advanced Latin America Courses 

One of the following: 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin America (3) 
GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3) 
POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking 

Peoples II (3) 

Latin America Electives 

Students must take at least 12 credits (four courses) selected from the fol- 
lowing list of courses. Courses must be taken in at least three different 
departments. 

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3) 

ANTH 366 South American Indians (3) 

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3) 

ANTH 370 Topics in Anthropology ' (3) 

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin .America (3) 

GEOG 495 Directed Readings in Geography * (3) 

HIST 121 Latin America: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3) 

HIST 307 The Andean Republics (3) 

HIST 321 History of Mexico: Colonial Period (3) 

HIST 322 History of .Me.xico: National Period (3) 

HIST 324 Democratization in Latin America (3) 

POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3) 

POSC 355 Latin American Policy of the United States (3) 

POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3) 

POSC 470 Special Topics in Political Science * (3) 

POSC 482 Seminar in Political Science * (3) 

SPAN 301 Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3) 

SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization of Spanish-Speaking People II (3) 

SPAN 439 Literary Movements in Spanish-American Literature (3) 

SPAN 444 20th-century Spanish- American Literature (3) 

SPAN 470 Special Topics in Spanish* (3) 

SPAN 492 Directed Readings in Spanish* (1-3) 

* Special topics, seminar, independent study, and readings courses must be 
related to Latin American topics to count toward the Latin America Track 
in International Studies. 

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY 

Transfer students must take a minimum of 18 credits of upper-divi- 
sion courses in international studies at Towson to fulfill the require- 
ments for the major. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINORS 

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts major, the International Studies 
Program offers two minors for students majoring in other areas. 
The International Studies minor is not open to International Studies 
majors. The European Studies minor is not open to students who 
elect to pursue the Europe Track in the International Studies major. 



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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MINOR (21 credits) 

1. Two of the following: 

ANTH 207 Cultural Anthropology (3) (GenEd. II.D) 

ECON 202 Macroeconomic Principles (3) (GenEd 1I.C.2) 

GEOG 105 Geography of International Affairs (3) (GenEd II.D) 

HIST 151 The World since 1945 (3)(GenEd II.D) 

POSC 107 Introduction to International Relations (3) (GenEd II.D) 

2. All students in the International Studies minor must complete 15 credits 
(five courses) from the list of approved courses for the General Track of 
the International Studies major. 

3. Language Requirement: Students in the International Studies minor 
must attain an intermediate level of proficiency (through 202) or equiva- 
lent in any modern foreign language that is offered by or can be tested by 
the Department of Modern Languages. Language credits through 202 do 
not count toward the 21 credits needed for the minor. 



INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ACTIVITIES AND 
PROGRAMS 

The International Studies Program offers students the opportunity 
to participate in the following special programs and activities: 

• internships for academic credit in metropolitan Baltimore and 
Washington, D.C. 

• participation in the Model Organization of American States 

• annual foreign affairs conferences held at the U.S. Naval 
Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Military Academy 
at West Point 

• editing and managing the Towson Journal of International 
Affairs for academic credit 

• travel study and opportunities to more than 15 universities 
around the world 

• the annual Earle T. Hawkins Symposium on International Affairs 



EUROPEAN STUDIES MINOR (21 credits) 

1 . Two of the following: 

HIST 150 Europe and the Non-European World (3) 

HIST 102 History of European Civilization through the 17th 

Century (3) 
HIST 103 History of European Civilization since the 17th Century 

(3) 

2. All students in the European Studies minor must complete 15 credits 
(five courses) from the list of approved courses for the Europe Track of 
the International Studies major. 

3. Language Requirement: Students in the European Studies minor must 
attain an intermediate level of proficiency (through 202) or equivalent in 
any one of the following modern languages: French, German, Italian, 
Russian or Spanish. 

Students can fulfill the language requirement for the European Studies 
minor through any of the procedures outlined in the Meeting B.A. 
Requirements section of the Department of Modern Languages entry in this 
catalog. Language credits through 202 do not count toward the 21 credits 
needed for the minor. 

THE INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIAL 

The International Credential provides students in any major with a 
structured curriculum to certify that they have integrated interna- 
tional study and experience with their major. Recognizing the glob- 
al nature of work, study and practice enhances learning in nearly 
all majors. The Credential acknowledges those students who have 
actively and rigorously sought international experience related to 
their course of study. Evidence of the completion of the Credential 
will appear on the student's transcripts. To earn the International 
Credential, students must complete an approved study abroad pro- 
gram, international experiential learning program, or international 
internship program and complete the following courses with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. 

COMM 378 Intercultural Communications (3) 
INST 494 International Studies Abroad (3) 

INST 496 International Research (3) 

Applications for the International Credential are available from the 
director of International Studies in I.inthicum Hall, room II 8L. 






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Law and American Civilization Program 



Law and American 
Civilization Program 



Director: Jack Fruchtman 

Affiliated Faculty: Eric Belgrad {Political Science), Linda Bishai 
{Political Science), Cynthia Gates {Political Science), Rose Ann 
Christian (Philosophy and Religious Studies), Don-John Dugas 
{English), Edwin Duncan (English), Laura Eldridge {History), 
Jack Fruchtman {Political Science), H. George Hahn (English), 
Carolyn Hill (English), William Home (Electronic Media and 
Film), Jack Isaacs (Political Science), Martha Kumar (Political 
Science), Michael Korzi (Political Science), Toni Marzotto 
(Political Science), John Murungi (Philosophy and Religious 
Studies), Benjamin Neil (Accounting), Florence Newman 
(English), Jo-Ann Pilardi (Women's Studies), Stephen Scales 
(Philosophy and Religious Studies), W. Michael Seganish 
(Accounting), Richard Vatz (Mass Communication and 
Communication Studies), Mark Whitman (History), Donn 
Worgs (Political Science) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 118B, 410-704-3350 

THE PROGRAM 

The Law and American Civilization Program introduces under- 
graduates to the American legal system. Students will learn the 
methodology and gain the knowledge necessary to participate as 
active citizens in a nation devoted to the rule of law and will receive 
intensive training in analytical reasoning and critical thinking. 
Students majoring in Law and American Civilization may wish to 
attend law school following college graduation; they may choose to 
apply to graduate school in one of the disciplines of the program; 
or they may enter the work force in government, business and 
industry, or politics. This course of study is not necessarily a pre- 
professional program. Students not contemplating law or graduate 
school are encouraged to major in the program if their primary aca- 
demic interest in college is to learn more about the American legal 
system. 

MAJOR IN LAW AND AMERICAN CIVILIZATION 

Majors must complete 54 credits. The program is divided into four 
parts, and writing skills are emphasized throughout. First, students 
must complete two introductory courses, one each in political sci- 
ence and philosophy, which acquaint students with the nature of 
law and its role in American society. Second, students will take four 
core courses, one at the lower-division, two at the upper-division 
level, and an advanced writing course. These courses further situ- 
ate students in American culture, politics, judicial policymaking 
and logical thinking. Third, students will have several options in 
choosing electives, which will be offered by several departments: 
Accounting, Mass Communication and Communication Studies, 
English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Political 
Science. Fourth and finally, students will undertake a 6-credit cap- 
stone experience of their choice and, if possible, design. Advanced 
students may wish to undertake a project in the workplace and 
then write an analytical essay on that experience as it fits into the 
overall program. Other students will participate in a senior semi- 
nar, in which they will write a research paper on some aspect of the 
law, to be developed into a thesis supervised by the program direc- 
tor. Finally, qualified students may choose to write an honors thesis. 



I. Introductory Courses (6 credits) 

PHIL 204 Race, Class and Gender (3) 

POSC 209 Introduction to Law (3) 
ILCore Courses (12 credits) 

ENGL 310 Writing Argument (3) 

COMM 331 Advocacy and Argument (3) 

PHIL 111 Logic (3) 

POSC 384 The judicial System (3) 

III. Electives (30 credits) 

Two courses in each of the following lettered topics. (Students may 
take no more than five law-related courses, so designated by an 
asterisk.) Students will need to fulfill each department's individual 
prerequisites in advance of taking these courses. 



A. Accounting 
ACCT 201 
LEGL 225* 
LEGL 226* 



Principles of Accounting I (3) 
Legal Environment of Business (3) 
Business Law (3) 



or 



Communication Studies 

COMM 304 Persuasion (3) 

COMM 420* Communication in the Legal Process (3) 

or 
Mass Communication 

MCOM 350* Media Law (3) 

B. English 

Strongly recommended are ENGL 221 and ENGL 222 as prereq- 
uisites. 

ENGL 361 Literary Research and Applied Criticism (3) 

ENGL 425 Chaucer (3) 

ENGL 427 Shakespearean Comedy (3) 

ENGL 428 Shakespearean Tragedy (3) 

ENGL 429 Milton and the Humanist Tradition (3) 

ENGL 431 Literature of the American Romantic Period (3) 

ENGL 432 Literature of the American Realist Period (3) 

ENGL 433 The American Short Story (3) 

ENGL 435 The Development of the American Novel: 19th 

Century (3) 
ENGL 436 The Development of the American Novel: 20th 

Century (3) 
ENGL 461 History of Literary Criticism (3) 
ENGL 465 British and American Prose (3) 
ENGL 476 Topics in Multi-ethnic Literature (3) 
ENGL 477 Topics in Black American Literature (3) 



C. History 

HIST 345 
HIST 346 
HIST 347 
HIST 348 
HIST 349 
HIST 350 
HIST 351 
HIST 352 
HIST 359 
HIST 360 
HIST 367* 
HIST 368* 

HIST 370 
HIST 381 
HIST 382 
HIST 385 

D. Philosophy 
PHIL 311 
PHIL 319 
PHIL 321* 
PHIL 324 
PHIL 326 
PHIL 331 
PHIL 332 



The American Colonies (3) 

The American Revolutionary Period (3) 

The Early National Period (3) 

The jacksonian Era (3) 

The Civil War (3) 

The Era of Reconstruction (3) 

The U.S. 1865-1901: Age of Enterprise (3) 

The U.S. 1892-1920: Age of Reform (3) 

The RD.R. Era (3) 

Recent American History (3) 

The Development of the U.S. Constitution: 1787-1941 (3) 

The Bill of Rights and the Constitution, 1941 to the 

Present (3) 

Diplomatic History of the United States (3) 

African-American History to the Mid-1 9th Century (3) 

African-American History from the Mid-1 9th Century (3) 

Workers and Work in the United States (3) 



Symholic Logic (3) 

Science, Technology and Values (3) 

Philosophy of Law (3) 

Modern Philosophy (3) 

American Philosophy (3) 

Concepts of Woman: An Historical Approach (3) 

Feminist Philosophy (3) 



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PHIL 341 Ethics (3) 

PHIL 353 Philosophy of Religion (3) 

PHIL 361 Ethics of Medicine and the Life Sciences (3) 

PHIL 371 Business Ethics (3) 

E. Political Science 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 375 Public Administration (3) 

POSC 381 The Presidency (31 

POSC 383 Congress (3) 

POSC 417 Political Parties (3) 

POSC 418* Constitutional Law I (3) 

POSC 419* Constitutional Law II (3) 

POSC 420* Constitutional Law III (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

POSC 422* The Supreme Court (3) 

POSC 424* Law Online (3) 

POSC 425* Legal Theory (3) 

POSC 427 Political Theory I (3) 

POSC 428 Political Theory II (3) 

POSC 450 Group Politics and Public Opinion (3) 

POSC 467 Politics and the Budgetary Process (3) 

POSC 472 American Political Thought (3) 

POSC 473 International Law (3) 

POSC 478* Courts and Public Policy (3) 

POSC 479* Women and the Law (3) 



rV. Seminar and/or Capstone Experience (6 credits) 
Students have five options to fulfill this stage 
American Civilization Program. 



of the Law and 



Option I 

POSC 482 

POSC 486 
LWAC 491 

Option n 

LWAC 497 
LWAC 491 

Option En 

LWAC 497 
POSC 482 

Option rV 

LWAC 497 
POSC 486 

Option V 

LWAC 498 

LWAC 499 



Seminar in Political Science (3) 

or 

Seminar: Law and Justice (3) 

Thesis Seminar in Law and American Civilization (3) 



Practicum in Law and American Civilization (3) 
Thesis Seminar in Law and American Civilization (3) 



Practicum in Law and American Civilization (3) 
Seminar: Law and Societv (3) 



Practicum in Law and American Civilization (3) 
Seminar: Law and Justice (3) 



Honors Thesis I : Directed Readings in Law and 
American Civilization (3) 
Honors Thesis II : Thesis in Law and American 
Civilization (3) 



Metropolitan Studies Program 

Affiliated Faculty. Kent Barnes (Geography and Environmental 
Planning), Cynthia Cates [Political Science), Kenneth Haddock 
(Geography and Environmental Planning), Marion Hughes 
(Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice), Toni Marzotto 
(Political Science), John Morgan II [Geography and 
Environmental Planning), Dennis Muniak (Political Science), 
Ronn Pineo (History), Roderick Ryon (History), Timothy 
Sullivan [Economics), Virginia Thompson (Geography and 
Environmental Planning), Donn Worgs (Political Science) 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 118B, 410-704-5908 
Program Director: Donn Worgs 

THE PROGRAM 

The Metropolitan Studies Program is designed as a liberal arts pro- 
gram that offers students the opportunity- to explore the complexity 
of metropolitan regions in the United States as well as overseas. 
Classes place an emphasis on contemporary issues and problems 
and on innovative policy solutions. The Baltimore/Washington 
metropolitan area provides an ideal "laboratory" for classes in 
metropolitan studies. Students are prepared for a number of inter- 
esting careers in the public and private sectors in planning policy 
and communiry development. The major is also an excellent prepa- 
ration for graduate study in these professional fields, all of which 
are rapidly growing. 

MAJOR IN METROPOLITAN STUDIES 

Students in the Metropolitan Studies major are required to com- 
plete 39 credits with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher Of the 
total credits in program requirements, a minimum of 9 may also be 
used to fulfill General Education requirements. 
Note: Courses designated with "xx" did not have numbers 
assigned in time for publication. Please see the program director for 
information. 

Core Courses (9 credits) 

MTRO 101 Introduction to Metropolitan Studies (3) 

GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3) 

POSC 207 State and Local Government (3) 

Required Courses (27 credits) 

Majors must take two courses in each of the categories lettered A, 
B and F; and one course each in C, D and E. 

A. GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3) 
And one of the following: 

GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3) 

GEOG 363 Spatial Organization of Economic Activity (3) 

GEOG 393 Transportation and Infrastructure (3) 

GEOG 409 Comprehensive Planning (3) 

GEOG 484 Land Use Planning (3) 



B. POSC 3xx Politics of Metropolitan Growth and Change (3) 
And one of the following: 

POSC 4xx Comparative Metropolitan Governance in Industrial 

Democracies (3) 
POSC 4xx Metropolitan .\dministration (3) 

POSC 305 Urban Government and Politics (3) 

POSC 4xx Problems and Issues in the Metropolitan State (3) 

POSC 421 Politics and Environmental Policy (3) 

C. Select One: 

HIST 3xx History of Metropolitan Baltimore and Washington (3) 

HIST 3xx Metropolitan History in World Perspective (3) 

HIST 375 The City in American History (3) 



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V>. Select One: 
ECON351 
ECON 485 

E. Select One: 
SOCl 339 
SOCI 329 
SOCI 327 



Economics of the Metropolitan Area (3) 
Seminar in Economic Issues (3) 



Communit)' Organization (3) 
Demography (3) 
Urban Sociology (3) 



F. Select Tu'o: 

1. MTRO 497 Metropolitan Studies Internship (3) 

(open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.00 and above) 

2. MTRO 4xx Honors Seminar: Metropolitan Leadership (3) 

3. any course listed in A-E that coincides with the student's individual 
interests in metropolitan studies 

4. an upper-level course that the student's adviser must approve as 
relevant to metropolitan studies (including approved study 
abroad) 

Capstone Experience (3 credits) 

MTRO 4xx Capstone Seminar in Metropolitan Studies (3) 



Department of Modern 
Languages 

Professors: John McLucas, Michael O'Pecko, 

Salvatore Zumbo (Chair) 
Associate Professors: Colleen Ebacher, Thomas Evans, Beverly 

Leetch, George McCool 
Assistant Professors: Francis Guevremont, Lea Ramsdell, Katia 

Sainson 
Lecturer: Enrique Venegas 
Part-time Faculty: Vivian Braun, Kristen Freeman, Franca Gorraz, 

Junko Handa, Teresa Huidobro, Jane Li, James Medvitz, Sylvia 

Moore, Victoria Paetow, James M. Pickett, Celeste Riccio, 

Sophia Swope, Kanji Takeno, Eston Teter, Larissa Titkova, 

Theresa Alfano Vance 

OFFICE 

Linthicum Hall 319 F/G, 410-704-2883 
Fax: 410-704-4290 



PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT 

The Department of Modern Languages offers the following pro- 
grams: 1) the major in French, German and Spanish Secondary 
Education; 2) the major in French, German and Spanish 
Literature/Professional Program; 3) the minor in French, German, 
Italian and Spanish; 4) the proficiency in French, German and 
Spanish for non-language majors or minors planning for careers 
which require reasonable oral and written competency in a foreign 
language; and 5) language elective, for all students who wish to 
acquire a reading or conversational ability in one of the following 
languages: Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, 
Greek, Latin or Hindi. Expansion of these non-major languages 
will be made in response to expressed student interest. Students 
majoring or minoring in French, German or Spanish must declare 
their major or minor in the department and are required to have 
academic advisers in their major and minor field and maintain 
close contacts with the faculty advisers in order to select and pre- 
pare their course of study. Majors should see their advisers at least 
once a semester. It is recommended that the major be declared 
before or during the sophomore year. 

Culture and Civilization Course Requirement 

The requirement of 6 hours of Culture and Civilization for Spanish 
majors is strongly felt by the Spanish faculty to be a necessity in 
their program. This is primarily because of the great diversity of 
Spanish-speaking countries in Europe, South America, Central 
America and the Caribbean, and the importance of the knowledge 
of this diversity for all who teach or otherwise use Spanish. The 
French faculty also feels that the study of French culture and civi- 
lization represents a necessary aspect of the program and believes 
that it cannot be separated from the study of the language and lit- 
erature. The German Culture and Civilization course is required for 
the Teacher Education Program in German. 

Double Majors 

The department encourages its language majors in French, German 
or Spanish to carry an additional major in either another language 
or to combine their language with another field of study. Interested 
students should consult the department. 



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The College of Liberal Arts 



MAJOR IN FRENCH LITERATURE/PROFESSIONAL 
PROGRAM 

In addition to the General Education (GenEd) requirements, French 
Literature/Professional Program majors must complete 30 credit 
hours with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in French beyond 
the intermediate level. Of the 30 hours, at least 15 hours must be 
taken at Tovi'son University. 

Required Courses (15 credits) 

FREN 301 Advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

Students are required to take three courses in literature and civilization at 

the 300 level. All students must take either FREN 328 or FREN 329. 

FREN 328 20th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

plus two of the following: 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

Electives 

Fifteen credits in the target language, including 9 credits at the 400 
level are required. 

Students wishing to acquire Professional Program rather than 
Literature Study, with the permission of the department, can sub- 
stitute the Internship (497) for one 400-level elective course. The 
internship is generally completed in the junior or senior year, and 
students will need to complete 27 credits beyond the intermediate 
level and have a Quality Point Average of at least 2.50 in the for- 
eign language before applying for the internship. 

FRENCH SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

French majors may wish to obtain certification to teach French at 
the secondary level. Students in this Secondary Education Program 
receive certification to teach in Maryland upon graduation. In addi- 
tion to the GenEd requirements and the requirements specified by 
the Department of Secondary Education, students must complete 
30 credits with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher beyond the 
intermediate level from among the following courses. 

Majors who are in the Secondary Education Program are 
required to take Advanced Grammar and Method of Teaching a 
Foreign Language before student teaching. 

Requirement for Admission to Teacher Education Program 

All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education 
Program at Towson University are required to complete a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form. This form is to be notarized and sent 
to the director of the Center for Professional Practice in the College 
of Education to be kept on file. 

Required Courses (18 credits) 

FREN 301 Advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

Students are required to take three courses in literature and civilization 

at the 300 level. All students must take either FREN 328 or FREN 329. 

FREN 391 Advanced Grammar (3) 

FREN 328 20th-century Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

plus two of the following: 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

Electives 

Twelve credits of electives, including 6 credits at the 400 level. 
These courses must be taken in addition to the Department of 
Education requirements. 



MINOR IN FRENCH 
Required Courses (18 credits) 

FREN 201-202 French Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

FREN 301 Advanced Conversation (3) 

FREN 302 Advanced Composition (3) 

FREN 325 Early French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 326 18th-Century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 327 19th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 328 20th-century French Literature and Civilization (3) 

or 
FREN 329 Contemporary French Literature and Civilization (3) 

plus 
FREN XXX One additional FREN elective course (3) 

MAJOR IN GERMAN LITERATURE/PROFESSIONAL 
PROGRAM 

In addition to the GenEd requirements, German Literature/ 
Professional Program majors must complete 30 credit hours with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in German beyond the interme- 
diate level. Of the 30 hours, at least 15 hours must be taken at 
Towson University. 

Required Courses ( 18 credits) 

GERM 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 
GERM 311 Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 341 Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

GERM 391 Advanced German Grammar (3) 

GERM 392 Advanced German (3) 

Electives 

Twelve credits in the target language, including 9 credits of litera- 
ture at the 400 level are required. 

Students wishing to acquire Professional Program rather than 
Literature Study, with the permission of the department, can sub- 
stitute the Internship (497) for one 400-level elective course. The 
internship is generally completed in the junior or senior year, and 
students will need to complete 27 credits beyond the intermediate 
level and have a Grade Point Average of at least 2.50 in the foreign 
language before applying for the internship. 

GERMAN SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

German majors in the Secondary Education Program receive certi- 
fication to teach in Maryland upon graduation. In addition to the 
GenEd requirements and the requirements specified by the 
Department of Secondary Education, students must complete 30 
credits with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher beyond the inter- 
mediate level from among the following courses. Stylistics is rec- 
ommended as an elective. 

Requirement for Admission to Teacher Education Program 

All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education 
Program at Towson University are required to complete a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form. This form is to be notarized and sent 
to the director of the Center for Professional Practice in the College 
of Education to be kept on file. 

Required Courses (21 credits) 

GERM 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 

GERM 303 German Translation (3) 

GERM 311 Culture and Civilization (3) 

GERM 341 Readings in Contemporary German (3) 

GERM 391 Advanced German Grammar (3) 

GERM 392 Advanced German (3) 



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Elecrives 

Nine credits in the target language, including 6 credits of literature 
at the 400 level are required. These courses must be taken in addi- 
tion to the Department of Education requirements. 

MINOR IN GERMAN 
Required Courses (18 credits) 

GERM 201-2021ntermediate I, II (3,3) 

GERM 301 Composition and Conversation I (3) 

or 

Composition and Conversation II (3) 

Culture and Civilization (3) 

Advanced German Grammar (3) 



GERM 302 
GERM 311 
GERM 391 
plus 
GERM XXX 



One additional GERM elective course (3) 



MAJOR IN SPANISH LITERATURE/PROFESSIONAL 
PROGRAM 

In addition to the GenEd requirements, Spanish Literature/ 
Professional Program majors must complete 30 credit hours with a 
grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in Spanish beyond the interme- 
diate level. Of the 30 hours, at least 15 hours must be taken at 
Towson Universitv'. 

Required Courses (18 credits) 

SPAN 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 
SPAN 311-312 Culture and Civilization 1, II (3,3) 
SPAN 321-322 Survey of Spanish Literature I, II (3,3) 

Elecrives (12 credits) select from the following: 

SPAN 305 Readings in Spanish (3) 

SPAN 306 Spanish Phonetics (3) 

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3) 

SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3) 

SPAN 407 Advanced Spanish Composition (3) 

SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3) 

SPAN 409 Spanish Translation (3) 

SPAN 400-479 Special Topics (3) 

SPAN 45S Hispanic Popular Culture (3) 

SPAN 4xx Upper-level literature course (3) 

Of the 12 credits of elecrives in the target language, 3 credits must 
be in a 400-level literature course or in a 400-level special topics 
course. However, before enrolling in a 400-level literature course, 
students must have completed a Survev of Literature course, either 
321 or 322. 

Students wishing to acquire Professional Program, with the per- 
mission of the department, can substitute the Internship (497) for 
one 400-level elective course. The internship is generally completed 
in the junior or senior year, and students will need to complete 27 
credits beyond the intermediate level and have a Grade Point 
Average of at least 2.50 in the foreign language before applying for 
the internship. 

SPANISH SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM 

Spanish majors in the Secondary Education Program receive certi- 
fication to teach in Maryland upon graduation. In addition to the 
GenEd requirements and the requirements specified by the 
Department of Secondary Education, students must complete 30 
credits with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher beyond the inter- 
mediate level in the following courses. 

Requirement for Admission to Teacher Educarion Program 

All students applying for admission to a Teacher Education pro- 
gram at Towson University are required to complete a Criminal 
Background Disclosure Form. This form is to be notarized and sent 
to the director of the Center for Professional Practice in the College 
of Education to be kept on file. 



Required Courses (27 credits) 

SPAN 301-302 Composition and Conversation I, II (3,3) 
SPAN 311-312 Culture and Civilizanon I, II (3,3) 
SPAN 321-322 Survey of Spanish Literature I, II (3,3) 
SPAN 391 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3) 

SPAN 407 Advanced Spanish Composition (3) 

or 
SPAN 408 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3) 

Elecrives (6 credits) 

Six credits of elecrives taken in the target language. These courses 
must be taken in addidon to the Department of Education require- 
ments. 

MINOR ESf SPANISH 

Required Courses (18 credits) 

SPAN 201-202 Intermediate I, II (3,3) 

SPAN 301 Composition and Conversation 1(3) 

or 
SPAN 302 Composition and Conversation II (3) 

SPAN 311 Culture and Civilization 1 (3) 

or 
SPAN 312 Culture and Civilization II (3) 

Plus two additional SPAN electives (6j 

MINOR IN MODERN LANGUAGE 

The minor program in French, German, Spanish and/or Italian pro- 
vides majors in other disciplines with the educational language 
background necessary to enhance their career opportunities. The 
minor requirements include 12 credit hours of 300-400 level courses 
in addition to the intermediate level course I and II to complete 18 
credits. Language minors may transfer up to 6 hours toward a 
minor and must earn 6 upper-division credit hours at Towson. The 
minor should be approved by the student's department adviser and 
cannot be taken concurrently with the proficiency in a modern for- 
eign language. Minors in all languages need a C or higher in each 
completed course beyond the intermediate level. 

PROnCIENCY IN A MODERN FOREIGN 
LANGUAGE 

The department has designed a program of study that offers the 
non-language major or minor a recognition of Proficiency in 
Modern Languages with a focus in French, German or Spanish 
upon satisfactory completion of prescribed requirements. 

The proficiency may be earned by a degree candidate at Towson 
University as well as any individual whose sole interest in attending 
the university is for the purpose of obtaining the proficiency of the 
language. 

The program is designed for those individuals who are planning 
or practicing careers which require reasonable oral and written 
competence in a modern language. In the job market, national and 
international, a large number of opportunities